An Advanced History of Great Britain from the Earliest Times to 1918

An Advanced History of Great Britain from the Earliest Times to 1918

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...property found in his dominions. Drake and Frobisher were for the first time commissioned in the queens service to make reprisals on Spanish ports. In 1585 they plundered The breach Vigo, and led a fresh expedition to the West Indies. In 1587 the execution of Mary Queen of Scots at length goaded Spa-in into open war, and in great indignation Philip prepared a fleet that would avenge English insults to his coasts and his religion by pouring an army into their island. When his plans were still but half ready, Drake sailed into Cadiz harbour and sank or burnt his ships. Philip was more than ever bent upon revenge, and fitted out another fleet which was to invade England in 1588. 11. Philip's plan was to send his fleet to Flanders, whence it was to carry the duke of Parmas army over the narrow seas to England. It was hoped that on the landing of the Phmp, s Spaniards the English Catholics would gladly join plans for with them in throwing oif the yoke of the heretic invading queen, and Wflliam Allen, now made a cardinal, wrote E"gland' an exhortation to the English to accept Philip as the executor of Pius v.'s sentence of deposition. Philip's hands were set free by the death of Mary, whom he had always suspected by reason of her French connections. He claimed the English throne himself, as a nearer descendant of John of Gaunt than the Tudors. 12. England had no regular troops to oppose the Spanish veterans, and her best chance was to meet her enemies at sea, where the English had so often beaten the Spaniards in recent The Spanish years that they had no great reason to fear them now. Armada, Since Henry vnI.'s time the royal navy of England 1533had been an efiicient and growing force, and Hawkins, of late years...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861671
  • 9781236861672