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    DescriptionAt the end of July 1588, Philip II's Armada of 130 ships set sail against England. Within a month they were condemned to defeat. The authors spent 13 years reassessing the profusion of untapped documents, diaries and private papers lying forgotten in Spanish and Dutch archives. This material has been augmented by underwater discoveries from the Armada wrecks.

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    The Spanish Armada
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Martin, By (author) Geoffrey Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 451 g
    ISBN 13: 9781901341140
    ISBN 10: 1901341143

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    DC22: 942.055
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    LC classification: 99044272, DA360 .M274 1999
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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 October 2002
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    Author Information
    Colin Martin is Reader in Maritime Archaeology at the University of St. Andrews. Geoffrey Parker is Professor of History at Ohio State University.
    Review text
    It is refreshing to come across a book which can be confidently pronounced to be the best in its field. This is one such. It combines the archival skills of one of our finest historians with the particular talents of an underwater archaeologist to provide the most compelling short account we have of the events of 1588. Few know the diplomatic documents from the reign of Spain's Philip II better than Parker, and Martin has examined the wrecked galleons which lie off the Scottish and Irish coasts. The result is an exciting narrative of the launching of the Armada and some interesting new ideas as to why it failed. (Kirkus UK)
    Table of contents
    Part 1 The fleets approach: "the greatest and strongest combination"; "a fleet to impeach it". Part 2 God's obvious design: "the great bog of Europe"; armed neutrality, 1558-80; Cold War, 1581-85; the grand design and its architect; phoney war; the Armada take shape. Part 3 It came, went and was; the advance to Calais; the banks of Flanders; anatomy of failure; "God breathed". Part 4 The Armada in history and legend: victors and vanquished; if the Armada had landed.