The Spanish Armada

This new edition is based on a fresh examination of archival sources across Europe, combined with the archaeological investigation of some of its wrecked ships off the coasts of Scotland and Ireland.

Author: Colin Martin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781901341140

Category: History

Page: 295

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The Spanish Aramda is a radical interpretation of why Philip II's Armada of 1588 failed so disastrously. This new edition is based on a fresh examination of archival sources across Europe, combined with the archaeological investigation of some of its wrecked ships off the coasts of Scotland and Ireland. The new edition has been extensively revised to incorporate ten further years of research by the authors and others, and is likely to remain the standard account for years to come.

The Spanish Armada

A dramatic blow-by-blow account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet - a tale of derring-do and disaster on the high seas by one of our best narrative historians.

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297866389

Category: History

Page: 288

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A dramatic blow-by-blow account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet - a tale of derring-do and disaster on the high seas by one of our best narrative historians. After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588. Robert Hutchinson's tautly written book is the first to examine this battle for intelligence, and uses everything from contemporary eye-witness accounts to papers held by the national archives in Spain and the UK to recount the dramatic battle that raged up the English Channel. Contrary to popular theory, the Armada was not defeated by superior English forces - in fact, Elizabeth I's parsimony meant that her ships had no munitions left by the time the Armada had fought its way up to the south coast of England. In reality it was a combination of inclement weather and bad luck that landed the killer blow on the Spanish forces, and of the 125 Spanish ships that set sail against England, only 60 limped home - the rest sunk or wrecked with barely a shot fired.

The Spanish Armada of 1588

A comprehensive bibliography of the Spanish Armada of 1588 and the only up-to-date reference which provides a critical assessment of all genres of literature.

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 429

A comprehensive bibliography of the Spanish Armada of 1588 and the only up-to-date reference which provides a critical assessment of all genres of literature.

The Spanish Armada

In this, the fourth book of Spellmount's Campaign in Context series, Rupert Matthews looks to the ill-fated invasion of England by King Philip II of Spain.

Author: Rupert Matthews

Publisher: Spellmount Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 238

View: 167

In this, the fourth book of Spellmount's Campaign in Context series, Rupert Matthews looks to the ill-fated invasion of England by King Philip II of Spain. The Armada of 22 warships and 108 converted merchant vessels sailed under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1588, but found itself harried by storms, fireships, and the redoubtable English fleet. In The Spanish Armada, Rupert Matthews considers the characters of the commanders such as Francis Drake, Medina, and the opposing monarchs, and as with his previous titles in the series he carefully balances the evidence from textual sources with knowledge of the theatre and reconstructed weaponry in order to explain the events of the battle to the general reader, and the context in which it took place.

The Battle of the Spanish Armada 1588

Places the greatest naval battle between England and Spain in historical context and explains how the unexpected British victory changed the course of history.

Author: Robert F. Marx

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN:

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 127

View: 661

Places the greatest naval battle between England and Spain in historical context and explains how the unexpected British victory changed the course of history.

The Spanish Armada A D 1588

Author: Thomas Lathbury

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 154

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The Campaign of the Spanish Armada

Gives the military and naval historian's view of the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain.

Author: Peter Kemp Kemp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 159

View: 281

Gives the military and naval historian's view of the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain.

The Spanish Armada

Describes the religious and territorial conflict between England and Spain and discusses the events of 1588 when the Spanish Armada met the English navy in the English Channel.

Author: David Anderson

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780531195055

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 47

View: 311

Describes the religious and territorial conflict between England and Spain and discusses the events of 1588 when the Spanish Armada met the English navy in the English Channel.

Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada

Grades 7-8.

Author: Frances Winwar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 184

View: 747

Grades 7-8.

Armada 1588

In this compelling new account John Barratt reconstructs the battle against the Armada in the concise, clear Campaign Chronicles format, which records the action in vivid detail, day by day, hour by hour.

Author: John Barratt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1781597030

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 394

The defeat of the Spanish Armada is one of the turning points in English history, and it was perhaps the defining episode in the long reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain. The running battle along the Channel between the nimble English ships and the lumbering Spanish galleons has achieved almost legendary status. In this compelling new account John Barratt reconstructs the battle against the Armada in the concise, clear Campaign Chronicles format, which records the action in vivid detail, day by day, hour by hour. He questions common assumptions about the battle and looks again at aspects of the action that have been debated or misunderstood. Included are full orders of battle showing the chains of command and the effective strengths and fighting capabilities of the opposing fleets. There is also an in-depth analysis of the far-reaching consequences of the wreck of Philip II's great enterprise.

Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Examines the pivotal naval battle in which the upstart British defeated the supposedly invincible Spanish fleet, changing the balance of power in sixteenth century Europe.

Author: William W. Lace

Publisher: Lucent Books

ISBN: 9781560064589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 103

Examines the pivotal naval battle in which the upstart British defeated the supposedly invincible Spanish fleet, changing the balance of power in sixteenth century Europe.

The Spanish Armada

The "defeat" of the Spanish Armada by the Royal Navy in 1588 is a story every schoolchild knows.

Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192851963

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 459

Drawing extensively on personal accounts, this book gives a vivid picture of what it was like to fight this grueling war. It describes the common experience and sufferings of those who took part on both sides; the chaotic strategic preparations; the muddled thinking of the higher command; the frustration, misery, pain, and fear in battle; and of the hopeless struggle against the common enemy, the appalling weather.

The Spanish Armada

Tells the story of the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, from the first Channel battles, the fireships and the Battle of Gravelines, to the storms that finally wrecked the Spanish fleet. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780600586043

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 24

View: 305


The Armada

Chronicles events surrounding the 1588 defeat of the Spanish Armada and explains its effects on European history.

Author: Garrett Mattingly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618565917

Category: History

Page: 443

View: 914

Chronicles events surrounding the 1588 defeat of the Spanish Armada and explains its effects on European history.

The Spanish Armada

Story of the great battle between Spain's "invincible" Armada and England's fleet. Also information about shipbuilding and navigation of the period. Grades 4-6.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 96

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Story of the great battle between Spain's "invincible" Armada and England's fleet. Also information about shipbuilding and navigation of the period. Grades 4-6.

Exploring the Spanish Armada

The story of the Spanish Armada is a story of court intrigue, political turbulence, power-hungry monarchies and religious crusading.

Author: Winifred Glover

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780862786465

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 997

The story of the Spanish Armada is a story of court intrigue, political turbulence, power-hungry monarchies and religious crusading. Designed to invade England and seize the throne from Elizabeth 1, the Armada was one of the greatest naval undertakings in history: 130 ships; 29,453 soldiers and sailors; 2241 guns. But the attack did not go according to plan. In August 1558, scattered by a successful English onslaught, many of the fleeing Spanish ships were dashed against the Irish coast by violent storms, and left foundering in the darkness of the crashing Atlantic Ocean.It was meant to be a glorious moment of victory such as the world had never seen; it became a fight for survival against all the odds.

Battle of the Spanish Armada

Author: Roger Hart

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Avoid Sailing in the Spanish Armada

'Avoid Sailing in the Spanish Armada!' is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy.

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Salariya Publishers

ISBN: 9781904194798

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 32

View: 667

Featuring cartoon-style illustrations and a different narrative approach, this book aims to encourage readers to get emotionally involved with the characters and to follow the story from Spain to the English Channel, around Scotland and Ireland and back home again. It includes informative captions, a comprehensive glossary and an index.

The Spanish Armada

Brings alive some of the major events in British history.

Author: Gillian Clements

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445131603

Category: Armada, 1588

Page: 48

View: 873

'The Spanish Armada' looks at the events which culminated in the defeat of the great fleet of Philip II of Spain in 1588 by the English Navy under Sir Francis Drake.

Spanish Armada

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ISBN: 9789997506146

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