Sentence Examples


  • 2006; Batten in Zeit.
  • At the Restoration Sir William Batten became once more surveyor of the navy.
  • In 1648, when Sir William Batten went over to Holland with a portion of his squadron, Ayscue's influence kept a large part of the fleet loyal to the Parliament, and in reward for this service he was appointed the following year admiral of the Irish Seas.
  • When part of the fleet revolted against the parliament, and joined the prince of Wales in Holland, May 1648, Batten went with them.
  • In this office he was in constant intercourse with Pepys, whose diary frequently mentions him; but the insinuations of Pepys against him must not be taken too seriously, as there is no evidence to show that Batten in making a profit from his office fell below the standards of the time.