English translations: Anabasis, Rooke (1812); Anabasis and Indica, E.
SIR GEORGE ROOKE (1650-1709), English naval commander, was born near Canterbury in 1650.
There are many local German names of the same origin, such as Rooke, Rouch, Ruch and others, but the bird is generally known in Germany as the Saat-Krdhe, i.e.
On the 7th of March 1704 a British fleet under Sir George Rooke reached Lisbon, convoying the archduke Charles and io,000 British troops, who were joined by a Portuguese army under D.
In 1702 a combined British and Dutch fleet under Sir George Rooke and the duke of Ormonde destroyed a Franco-Spanish fleet in the bay, and captured treasure to the value of about i 3 000,000; numerous attempts have been made to recover the larger quantity of treasure which was supposed, on doubtful evidence, to have been sunk during the battle.
Spain, Gibraltar was captured by Rooke (1704) and Barcelona by Peterborough (1705).