Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire
George Anson, a Lord of the Admiralty, is recognised as the Father of the Royal Navy. The improvements he made to administration and victualling changed the way the Navy was run in the 18th century. Following the footsteps of Drake, Anson became the second Englishman to circumnavigate the world. His dream was to intercept a Spanish treasure galleon. In 1743, he finally achieved his goal, capturing the Nuestra Senora de Covadonga that was carrying treasure worth £400,000.