136 IN THEE STAITS SERVIS Plate 5. Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruyter. ZA, KZGW, Zel. 111. IV-767. Cromwellian captain Thomas Woodman hatched a plan to sink blockships in the Thames: after much discussion with Johan de Witt and Dolman, they promptly sent him aboard the fleet, accompanied by Sidrach Lester - 'a notorious rogue'.95 Samuel Raven, one of the senior shipwrights assisting Christopher Pett at Woolwich, was sacked for his Protestant extremism even before the Restoration - after a survey of radicals marked him as an 'Anabaptist'. The return of the Stuarts was certainly not welcomed by this committed Independent considered too radi-

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