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The Lord High Admiral

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THE LORD HIGH ADMIRAL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John W Mitchell Whetherly Book 12

1- 8 1s set advancing, turn 2H ½ way, lead down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s set advancing to end BtoB (Man facing up and Lady down) and dance Crown Triangles
17-24 1s dance out to right and dance Fig of 8 on own sides while 2s+3s dance R&L changing places on sides to start
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Here is the complete List of Lord High Admirals and First Lords of the Admiralty of England, Great Britain and then the United Kingdom.

Most of them were courtiers or politicians, not professional naval officers. The Lord High Admiral was one of the nine Great Officers of State in medieval England.

The office of Lord High Admiral, when it was not occupied by an individual, was "put into commission" and exercised by a board of Lords Commissioners headed by a First Lord of the Admiralty. This became the usual state of affairs.

In 1964, the office of First Lord of the Admiralty was abolished and the functions of the commissioners were transferred to the Admiralty Board of a tri-service Defence Council, and the title of Lord High Admiral was re-vested in the Sovereign.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Lord High Admiral From 1964

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