The Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada

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At 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 1901341143
  • 9781901341140
  • 555,907

About Martin Parker

Colin Martin is Reader in Maritime Archaeology at the University of St. Andrews. Geoffrey Parker is Professor of History at Ohio State University.
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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.
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