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Armada 1588 by John Barratt

Title Armada 1588
Author John Barratt
Publisher Pen & Sword
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 182
ISBN UOM:39015064929089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title England and the Spanish Armada
Author James McDermott
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 411
ISBN 030010698X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The Armada campaign pitted Europe's mightiest military power against Christendom's most powerful navy in a battle for different ideals of civilisation. Both protagonists expected the clash to be decisive; neither, as it soon became apparent, knew how to fight a battle whose scale and character were beyond the experience of anyone in the two fleets. What ensued was not the heroic encounter of legend, but an inconclusive affair, redeemed - for England - by atrocious weather and poor Spanish understanding of the coastlines of western Scotland and Ireland."--BOOK JACKET.

The English Armada by Luis Gorrochategui Santos

Title The English Armada
Author Luis Gorrochategui Santos
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-02-22
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781350016989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the year between July 1588, when the Spanish Armada set sail from Spain and July 1589, when the survivors of the English counterpart of this fleet, the little-known English Armada, reached port in England, two of history's worst naval catastrophes took place. A great deal of attention has been dedicated to the former and precious little to the latter. This book presents a full-scale account of an event which has been neglected for more than four centuries. It reconstructs the military operations day by day for the first time, taking apart the established notion that, with the defeat of the Spanish Armada, England achieved maritime supremacy and the decay of Spain began. This book clearly and in a rigorously documented fashion shows how the defeat of the English Armada counterbalanced that of the Spanish, frustrating England's intention of seizing Philip II's American empire and changing the tide of the war.

The Spanish Armada by Robert Hutchinson

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Robert Hutchinson
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date 2013-04-11
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780297866381
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Roger Whiting

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Roger Whiting
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003-04-18
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0750932007
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This highly readable and objective account of the sailing of the Spanish Armada takes the reader into the background behind the action and provides a detailed analysis of what precipitated the disaster for the Spanish fleet.

Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove

Title Ruled Britannia
Author Harry Turtledove
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2002-11-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 576
ISBN 1101212519
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The year is 1597. For nearly a decade, the island of Britain has been under the rule of King Philip in the name of Spain. The citizenry live under an enforced curfew—and in fear of the Inquisition’s agents, who put heretics to the torch in public displays. And with Queen Elizabeth imprisoned in the Tower of London, the British have no symbol to unite them against the enemy who occupies their land. William Shakespeare has no interest in politics. His passion is writing for the theatre, where his words bring laughter and tears to a populace afraid to speak out against the tyranny of the Spanish crown. But now Shakespeare is given an opportunity to pen his greatest work—a drama that will incite the people of Britain to rise against their persecutors—and change the course of history.

The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Colin Martin
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 1999
Category History
Total Pages 295
ISBN 1901341143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Colin Martin

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Colin Martin
Publisher W. W. Norton
Release Date 1992-11-01
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0393309266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The reasons behind the disastrous demise of the Spanish Armada are explored four hundred years later using new evidence found in archives and under the sea

The Spanish Armada by Angus Konstam

Title The Spanish Armada
Author Angus Konstam
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Release Date 2009-07-21
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN IND:30000124568084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the launch of the Spanish Armada in 1588, England suffered its greatest threat since the Norman invasion some 500 years before. This book details the background to the campaign, the opposing fleets, and the whole campaign, including the Armada's disastrous return voyage around Scotland and Ireland.

Title The Confident Hope Of A Miracle
Author Neil Hanson
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2011-04-30
Category History
Total Pages 688
ISBN 9781446423226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Continual, destruction in the foretop, the pox above board, the plague between decks, hell in the forecastle and the devil at the helm.' It is the summer of 1588, and the fate and future of England hangs in the balance. Obsessed by the dream of reclaiming England for the Catholic Church - and adding another country to his sprawling dominions - Philip II of Spain has assembled a fleet of huge, castle-crowned galleons that stretches for miles across the face of the ocean. In wait in the Netherlands lies a battle-hardened Spanish army, ferocious professionals with a taste for rape, looting and atrocity. Across the Channel the English are scraping together bands of barely trained men, many armed only with scythes, stakes or longbows. Great warning beacons stand all along the coast of England; torches and kindling lie to hand. Watchmen strain their eyes to see over the horizon. Their only hope lies in the English Navy. But Philip's Armada is doomed before it even leaves port. As soon as it engages with the English fleet, its shortcomings are clear in the face of superior tactics and firepower. Its hulls shot through with cannon fire, its men dying in thousands from wounds and disease, the mightiest fleet ever assembled is mercilessly harried into fleeing north, at the mercy of the elements. Over forty Spanish ships are wrecked on the Irish coast; survivors crawling ashore have their throats slit and their purses ransacked. The dream of subduing the Protestant English lies in tatters. A triumphant combination of historical detail and storytelling flair, THE CONFIDENT HOPE OF A MIRACLE draws on undiscovered and little known personal papers and records to tell the epic story of the Spanish Armada in all its scope. No book has ever conveyed in such vivid, living detail how kings, queens and courtiers, sea captains, deckhands and galley slaves, the highest and the lowest in the land, fared in those turbulent months as the fate of England teetered on the brink.

Title Philip of Spain King of England
Author Harry Kelsey
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2011-11-30
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780857720955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Spanish Armada conjures up images of age-old rivalries, bravery and treachery. However the same Spanish monarch who sent the Armada to invade England in 1588 was, just a few years previously, the King of England and husband of Mary Tudor. This important new book sheds new light on Philip II of Spain, England's forgotten sovereign. Previous accounts of Mary's brief reign have focused on the martyrdom of Protestant dissenters, the loss of English territory, as well as Mary's infamous personality, meaning that her husband Philip has remained in the shadows. In this book, Harry Kelsey uncovers Philip's life - from his childhood and education in Spain, to his marriage to Mary and the political manoeuvrings involved in the marriage contract, to the tumultuous aftermath of Mary's death which ultimately led to hostile relations between Queen Elizabeth and Philip, culminating in the Armada. Focusing especially on the period of Philip's marriage to Mary, Kelsey shows that Philip was, in fact, an active King of England and took a keen interest in the rule of his wife's kingdom. Casting fresh light on both Mary and Philip, as well as European history more generally, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the Tudor era.

Title Material and Symbolic Circulation between Spain and England 1554 1604
Author Anne J. Cruz
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-12-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9781351919180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Separated only by a narrow body of water, Spain and England have had a long history of material and cultural interactions; but this intertwined history is rarely perceived by scholars of one country with a view toward the other. Through their analyses of the various modes of exchange of material goods and the circulation of symbolic systems of meaning, the contributors to the anthology-historians and literary critics-investigate, for the first time, the two nations' express points of contact and conflict during these historically crucial fifty years. Focusing on the half-century period that began with the marriage of Mary Tudor to Prince Philip of Spain, and spanned the reigns of Philip II and Elizabeth I of England, the essays in this anthology demonstrate and problematize, from the perspective of Spanish cultural history, the significant material, cultural, and symbolic contacts between the two countries. The volume shows how the two countries' alliances and clashes, which led to the debacle of the 'Invincible Armada' of 1588 and continued for decades afterwards, held enormous historical significance by shaping the religious, political, and cultural developments of the modern world.

Commander Of The Armada by Peter Pierson

Title Commander of the Armada
Author Peter Pierson
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 1989
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0300044089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The life story of the seventh Duke of Medina Sidonia, best known as the man who led to the defeat of the Spanish Armada of 1588.

Title Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada
Author Colin Hynson
Publisher Brighter Child
Release Date 2006
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0769646298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In graphic novel format, presents the religious upheaval that gripped England, Scotland, and Spain in the 16th century and the tactics employed by Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake to prevent the Spanish Armada from attacking England.

Title The Invincible Armada and Elizabethan England
Author Garrett Mattingly
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1963
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 54
ISBN UOM:39015004864909
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Complaints by Edmund Spenser

Title Complaints
Author Edmund Spenser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1894
Category
Total Pages 192
ISBN IOWA:31858063348092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Spanish Armada A Ladybird Expert Book
Author Sam Willis
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2018-06-14
Category History
Total Pages 56
ISBN 9781405933889
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Part of the ALL-NEW LADYBIRD EXPERT SERIES. ____________ Why did the Spanish launch their Armada on England? How did Francis Drake counter the Spanish threat? And why were so many ships lost at sea? In 1585 Spain was the most POWERFUL Empire in the known world. As tensions between PROTESTANT England and CATHOLIC Spain rose . . . SPAIN decided to INVADE ENGLAND. And launched the SPANISH ARMADA This raises the question: how did England manage to overthrow the Spanish invasion? Was it luck or judgement? Discover the answers and more inside Sam Willis's Ladybird Expert - The Spanish Armada, the thrilling and accessible account that explains what happened, who the key figures were and the tactics, triumphs and failures on both sides . . .

Title England and the Spanish Armada
Author Jeff Doyle
Publisher Australian Defence Force Academy, University College, Schoolof Computer Science
Release Date 1990
Category Armada, 1588
Total Pages 195
ISBN UOM:39015032439617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland
Author Ken Douglas
Publisher Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Release Date 2009-09-25
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780717151493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The English navy inflicted a narrow defeat on the Armada, but it was the Irish coast that encompassed its downfall. 'Heed that coast!' The Duke of Medina Sidonia wanted only to guide La Felissima Armada home safely. In the North Sea he issued sailing instructions, which, if they had been followed, would have given the Armada a safety margin of at least 300 miles. He particularly ordered them to '...take great heed lest you fall upon the island of Ireland for fear of the harm that may happen unto you upon that coast.' They were in no doubt that Ireland was to be avoided. His words proved to be more than a warning: they were a prophecy, which was inexorably fulfilled. A siren of alluring beauty, the Irish coast also conceals deadly danger. Destiny was to conspire to transform it into an instrument of terrible destruction and tragic loss of life. In the Atlantic the Armada encountered continuous southerly winds and unknown ocean currents. It was two centuries before it became possible to calculate longitude at sea, and they were unaware that they had not sailed far enough westwards to give themselves the prescribed safety margin. They became separated and lost, and when they at last turned southwards, scattered groups unintentionally descended on Ireland, arriving at fourteen different locations from Donegal to Kerry. Many found shelter, but a few were lost. But on 21 September 1588 fourteen ships were destroyed by hurricane force winds: the only occasion during the entire voyage when ships were completely destroyed by the weather. 'A most extreme and cruel storm' the Irish described it. The Spanish recorded that 'in the morning it began to blow from the west with a most terrible fury, bright and with little rain.' Ships that had stayed at sea survived. In Donegal Bay the galleass Girona had sheltered with about 1,000 men. In October, Don Alonso de Leyva arrived with almost 1,000 more. His entourage included young men from all the noble families of Spain. After being repaired, the Girona departed for Scotland at the end of October, overloaded with 1,300 survivors. She so nearly got there, but foundered near the Giant's Causeway with the loss of de Leyva and the flower of Spanish nobility. In all, 24 Spanish ships were lost in Ireland and about 5,000 men died, far greater losses than had been suffered in the English Channel. The English navy inflicted a narrow defeat on the Armada, but it was the Irish coast that encompassed its downfall. Long before it had been surveyed and charted, when it was almost as unknown to mariners as the surface of the moon, for a few brief months in the autumn of 1588, the Irish coast was caught in the headlights of history.

Title The Last Armada Queen Elizabeth Juan del guila and Hugh O Neill The Story of the 100 Day Spanish Invasion
Author Des Ekin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-01-15
Category History
Total Pages 420
ISBN 9781681770963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The story of the last great naval battle between England and Spain, evoking a number of colorful and dangerous personalities who fought in the climactic conclusion to these two countries’ great rivalry on the sea. Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601. As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Águila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish armada. His mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's England and hold it. Facing him is Charles Blount, a brilliant English strategist whose career is also under a cloud. His affair with a married woman edged him into a treasonous conspiracy—and brought him to within a hair’s breadth of the gallows. Meanwhile, Irish insurgent Hugh O’Neill knows that this is his final chance to drive the English out of Ireland. For each man, this is the last throw of the dice. Tomorrow they will be either heroes or failures. These colorful commanders come alive in this true story of courage and endurance, of bitterness and betrayal, and of drama and intrigue at the highest levels in the courts of England and Spain.