The Spanish Armada: Revised Edition

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Manchester University Press, 1999 - History - 295 pages
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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.

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An interesting and comprehensive account of the causes, events and aftermath of the Armada. The authors have no axe to grind and clearly set out the positive and negative factors on both sides. The ... Read full review

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This book is a spectacular read. I was writing a paper on Francis Drake, it literally made all the difference.


The greatest and strongest combination10
The great bog of Europe47
Armed neutrality 15588057
The advance to Calais139
The banks of Flanders167
Victors and vanquished234
Tables of the opposing fleets261

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About the author (1999)

Colin Martin is Reader in Maritime Archaeology at the University of St. Andrews.

Geoffrey Parker is Professor of History at Ohio State University.

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