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Elizabeth's wars : war, government, and society in Tudor England, 1544-1604

Author: Paul E J Hammer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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The human and financial cost of war between 1544 and 1604 strained English government and society to their limits. Paul E.J. Hammer offers a narrative of these wars which weaves together developments on land and sea. Combining original work and a synthesis of existing research strategy and weapons to create forces capable of confronting the might of Habsburg Spain.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hammer, Paul E.J.
Elizabeth's wars.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
(DLC) 2003049804
(OCoLC)52047282
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E J Hammer
ISBN: 9780230629769 0230629768 1280857188 9781280857188 0333919432 9780333919439 0333919424 9780333919422
OCLC Number: 156851523
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages) : maps
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Maps --
List of Tables --
Technical Terms and Conventions --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1 The Glory of War58; operations and developments44; 15448211;1558 --
War with Scotland44; 15428211;44 --
The Invasion of France44; 1544 --
War on Two Fronts44; 15448211;46 --
The Cost of Henry39;s Wars --
Somerset39;s war44; 15478211;49 --
Military Exhaustion44; 15508211;57 --
Mary39;s War44; 15578211;58 --
2 The Burden of War58; operations and developments44; 15588211;c46;1572 --
False Dawn58; Scotland 15598211;60 --
Fiasco in France44; 15628211;63 --
The Cost of War44; 15598211;69 --
Ireland44; 15348211;76 --
Public Investment and Private Enterprise --
Spain and the Spectre of War44; 15678211;72 --
The Low Countries44; 15728211;74 --
3 The Spectre of War58; operations and developments44; c46;15728211;1585 --
Militia Reform and the Demands of Training --
England Besieged44; 15778211;84 --
The Low Countries44; 15788211;84 --
The Outbreak of War44; 15848211;85 --
4 The Perils of War58; operations and developments44; 15858211;1588 --
The War Goes Sour44; 15868211;87 --
The 39;Enterprise of England39;44; 15858211;88 --
5 The Depths of War58; operations and developments44; 15898211;1595 --
Privateering and the War at Sea --
The Netherlands after Leicester --
France and the Descent into 39;Deep War39;44; 15898211;94 --
The Continent or Ireland63; The Costs and Choices of War --
6 The Limits of War58; operations and developments44; 15968211;1604 --
Calais44; Cadiz and the Spanish 39;Armada39; of 1596 --
The Azores Expedition and the Spanish 39;Armada39; of 1597 --
The War Reshaped44; 1598 --
Essex in Ireland44; 1599 --
Ireland and the Low Countries44; 16008211;01 --
Ostend and Kinsale --
Shuffling Towards Peace44; 16028211;04 --
7 The Reformation of War --
The Elizabethan Military Achievement --
An Elizabethan 39;Military Revolution39;63; --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Select Bibliography of Modern Sources --
Maps --
Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Y --
Z --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Paul E.J. Hammer.

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