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The Spanish Armada

Author: Robert Hutchinson
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588. Robert Hutchinson's tautly written book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hutchinson
ISBN: 9780297866374 0297866370 0297866389 9780297866381
OCLC Number: 822959115
Description: xxviii, 404 pages : illustrations, charts, plates ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
1. The enemy within --
2. Rumours of war --
3. ramparts of earth and manure --
4. The great and most fortunate navy --
5. First sighting --
6. Action thsi day --
7. Firestorm --
8. Fleeing for home --
9. Shipwrecked upon an alien shore --
10. 'God be praised for all His works' --
11. The English Armada --
Appendix 1: Order of battle of English fleet --
Appendix 2: Order of battle of Spanish fleet --
Chronology --
Dramatis personæ.
Responsibility: by Robert Hutchinson.

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A dramatic blow-by-blow account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet - a tale of derring-do and disaster on the high seas by one of our best narrative historians.  Read more...

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The victory of the English navy over the Spanish Armada in 1588 is one of those defining moments in our history, a shining example, so the story goes, of British pluck and determination to succeed Read more...

 
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