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The Spanish Armada

By Charles Whiting

9780750936477

ISBN: 9780750936477

Published: 22-07-2004


The Spanish Armada

By Charles Whiting

ISBN: 9780750936477

Published: 22-07-2004

About This Book

The threat of invasion by Spain loomed large for much of Elizabeth I's reign, culminating in the launch of the Armada in 1588. The failure of this attack enhanced the queen's popularity with her people, but did great damage to the standing of Philip II. What were the reasons behind the Armada, and did it bring an end to the Anglo-Spanish war? Roger Whiting explore's Spain's extensive preparations for the invasion of England and the counter-moves of the English; the Armada's battles, and the fearful aftermath of the enterprise, with barely half of the Spanish fleet managing to struggle home. This is a vivid account of one of the most important events in England's naval history.

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