Did you ever wonder what became of Royal Navy officers after they retired; did they enter Parliament? Did some of them actually hold political office while on a remote station? Some of these questions can be answered by the History of Parliament Online project that provides biographical information on over 21,000 members from 1386 to 1832. A very broad search under “navy” calls up almost 1500 hits. Find out the political careers of such luminaries as Lord Cochrane, Sir Edward Pellew, and Samuel Pepys.
Political Careers of Royal Navy Officers