Armada 1588: The Spanish Assault on England

Armada 1588: The Spanish Assault on England

by John Barratt
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781597033
Publisher:
Pen & Sword
Publication date:
03/19/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,076,030
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

John Barratt is a freelance military historian with a special interest in the English Civil War, on which he writes and lectures regularly. His previous publications include Cavaliers: the Royalist Army at War; The Civil War in South-West England; the First Battle of Newbury, 1643; Cavalier Generals; Sieges of the English Civil War and Cromwell's Wars at Sea. He also contributes to magazines in the UK and USA, including Military Illustrated and Military History.

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