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Sir Richard Grenville (15 June 1542 – 10 September 1591), also spelt Greynvile, Greeneville, and Greenfield, was an English sailor who, as captain of Revenge, died at the Battle of Flores (1591).

Sir Richard Grenville (15 June 1542 – 10 September 1591), also spelt Greynvile, Greeneville, and Greenfield, was an English sailor who, as captain of Revenge, died at the Battle of Flores (1591), fighting against overwhelming odds, and refusing to surrender his ship to the far more numerous Spanish. His ship, Revenge, met 53 Spanish warships near Flores in the Azores. He and his crew fought the fifty three in a three-day running battle

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Start by marking Sir Richard Grenville of the Civil War as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Sir Richard Grenville was one of the most interesting military figures of his age. Hero of the siege of Plymouth and of the battle of Lostwithiel, the last great Royalist victory, he had deserted Parliament to become one of the foremost Royalist leaders in the West. As a professional soldier he served in Germany, Spain, France, Scotland and Ireland. The study of his career Sir Richard Grenville was one of the most interesting military figures of his age.

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Sir Richard Grenville of the Civil War. London: Phillimore; distributed by Rowman and Littlefield, Totowa, . Huron College, University of Western Ontario.

Sir Richard Grenville (15 June 1542 – 10 September 1591) (alias Greynvile, Greeneville, Greenfield et. was an English Member of Parliament for Cornwall, Soldier, Sheriff of Cork '69-'70, Armed Merchant Fleet Owner, Privateer, Sheriff of . . was an English Member of Parliament for Cornwall, Soldier, Sheriff of Cork '69-'70, Armed Merchant Fleet Owner, Privateer, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1576–77, Colonizer, and explorer. He took part in the early English attempts to settle the New World, and also participated in the fight against the Spanish Armada.

He was the grandfather of Sir Richard Grenville, of English Civil War notoriety. Grenville was born at Clifton House and brought up at Buckland Abbey in Devon, England. One of the five houses of British public school Churcher's College is named for Grenville, as is one of the eight houses of Dulwich College, and also one of four of Queen Elizabeth's High School Grenville's final battle on "Revenge" is mentioned in a poem by Robert E. Howard; ("Solomon Kane's Homecoming") from 'Fanciful Tales. Howard also mentions Grenville in several other Solomon Kane stories and poems, most prominently in "The Return of Sir Richard Grenviille".

Sir Richard Grenville, colourful and daring English naval commander who fought heroically, against overwhelming odds, in a celebrated encounter with a Spanish fleet off Flores Island in the Azores. He fought with the imperial army against the Turks in Hungary (1566–68). Next he helped to suppress.

He was the grandfather of Sir Richard Grenville of English Civil War fame. One of the five houses of British public school Churcher's College is named for Grenville. In his final command, Grenville was appointed vice-admiral of the fleet under Thomas Howard and was charged with maintaining a squadron at the Azores to waylay the treasure fleets of the Spanish. He took command of HMS Revenge, a galleon considered to be a masterpiece of naval construction. He is also honored by houses named in his honor at Dulwich College, Queen Elizabeth's High School and Devonport High School for Boys. Grenville College, the private school in Bideford, was named for Sir Richard.

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