Exploring the Spanish Armada

Exploring the Spanish Armada

by Winifred Glover
     
 

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Previously unpublished archaeological findings are presented in this story of the Spanish Armada's attack on England in the 16th century and its eventual fight for survival against all odds. Designed to capture England and seize the throne from Elizabeth I, the Armada was the greatest sailing fleet the world had even known, containing 130 ships, 29,453 soldiers and… See more details below

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Previously unpublished archaeological findings are presented in this story of the Spanish Armada's attack on England in the 16th century and its eventual fight for survival against all odds. Designed to capture England and seize the throne from Elizabeth I, the Armada was the greatest sailing fleet the world had even known, containing 130 ships, 29,453 soldiers and sailors, and 2,241 guns. This book looks at the political and personal motivations that led to the attack, the success of the English onslaught, battle formations and fighting techniques, and the scattering of Spanish ships against the Irish coast by violent storms.

Author Biography: Winifred Glover is a curator of ethnography who has created a permanent exhibit of artifacts from Armada wrecks at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, the largest collection outside Spain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780862786939
Publisher:
O'Brien Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
10/17/2000
Series:
Exploring
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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