Armada

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The definitive history of the Spanish Armada, lavishly illustrated and fully revised
The definitive history of the Spanish Armada, lavishly illustrated and fully revised.

In July 1588 the Spanish Armada sailed from Corunna to conquer England. Three weeks later an English fireship attack in the Channel-and then a fierce naval battle-foiled the planned invasion. Many myths still surround these events. The genius of Sir Francis Drake is exalted, while Spain's efforts are belittled. But what really happened during that fateful encounter?

Drawing on archives from around the world, Colin Martin and Geoffrey Parker also deploy vital new evidence from Armada shipwrecks off the coasts of Ireland and Scotland. Their gripping, beautifully illustrated account provides a fresh understanding of how the rival fleets came into being; how they looked, sounded, and smelled; and what happened when they finally clashed.

Looking beyond the events of 1588 to the complex politics which made war between England and Spain inevitable, and at the political and dynastic aftermath, Armada deconstructs the many legends to reveal why, ultimately, the bold Spanish mission failed.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Martin, Colin
Availability IP
Department History
Format Hardback
ISBN 9780300259865
Pages 768
Published 06/12/2022
Publisher Yale University Press
Section History
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