Charles I had appointed Sir John Pennington as the Admiral of his naval fleet on 30th June. The following day, however, Parliament declared that the position of Admiral should be given to the Earl of Warwick. On 2nd July, the navy resolved the situation by declaring its allegiance in favour of Parliament, and agreeing to accept the command of Warwick.
Sir John Pennington is unable to get the fleet back for the King (60 words)
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