Great Harry's Navy

Great Harry's Navy

by Geoffrey Moorhouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0753820994

ISBN-13: 9780753820995

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Phoenix

Henry VIII's domestic life overshadows a now almost forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. When Henry ascended the English throne, the country's fleet consisted of just five ships. At his death, he handed down to his son, Edward VI, a navy of more than 50 vessels. Without Henry's interest, would Elizabeth I have had the sea power to fend

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Henry VIII's domestic life overshadows a now almost forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. When Henry ascended the English throne, the country's fleet consisted of just five ships. At his death, he handed down to his son, Edward VI, a navy of more than 50 vessels. Without Henry's interest, would Elizabeth I have had the sea power to fend off the Spanish Armada? Would Drake, Hawkins, and Frobisher have been in the position to profitably raid the Spanish Main? But Great Harry's Navy is far more than a history of naval warfare. "Moorhouse brings to the subject a deep knowledge and love of the period. With infectious relish, he gives us a rich and colorful tapestry of the age." (The Guardian)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753820995
Publisher:
Phoenix
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
New
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.25(d)

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