Lord High Admiral of the Wash
The position of Lord High Admiral of the Wash is an ancient hereditary naval office of
England. In mediaeval times, the Lord High Admiral of the Wash was a nobleman with responsibility for the defense and protection of The Washcoast in north East Anglia. The post was granted to the le Strange family after the Norman Conquest.
In the 16th century the post became obsolete and the
Royal Navytook over the defense of the area. However, the post was never formally abolished, and remained a hereditary dignity that now has no responsibilities or privileges of any kind. The present Lord High Admiral of the Wash lives in Hunstanton, Norfolk, and inherited the Admiralty through his mother's line.
* [http://www.ls.u-net.com/le_Strange/home_main.htm A site about the holders of the title]
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