The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588

Author(s): Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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In this examination of the experience of the Armada and the common heritage of two maritime, imperial powers, the author draws on personal accounts of the war and describes the sufferings of those who took part on both sides. He argues that the outcome can scarcely be called a victory, given the chaotic strategic preparations and ineffective tactics employed by both sides. The book also studies the broader issues of the conflict: what was the aim of the Armada and how did the Spanish hope to achieve it? What were the military differences between the two sides? Why did the Armada fail?

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About the Author: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford, and the author of The Canary Islands After the Conquest: The Making of a Colonial Society in the Early Sixteenth Century and Columbus."

General Fields

  • : 9780192851963
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford Paperbacks
  • : 0.42
  • : 230mm X 150mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 942.055
  • : 312
  • : black and white halftones throughout, 2 maps