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The Spanish Armada, Robert Hutchinson

Label
The Spanish Armada
Title
The Spanish Armada
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hutchinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the intelligence war behind the sea battles of 1588 to reveal lesser-known factors that led to England's dramatic victory, challenging popular theories to argue that the Spanish Armada was defeated by inclement weather and bad luck
  • After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries and culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588. Popular history dictates that the defeat of the Spanish Armada was a David versus Goliath victory, snatched by plucky and outnumbered English forces. In this tightly written and fascinating new history, Robert Hutchinson explodes this myth, revealing the true destroyers of the Spanish Armada{u2014}inclement weather and bad luck. Of the 125 Spanish ships that set sail against England, only 60 limped home, the rest wrecked or sank with barely a shot fired from their main armament. In this dramatic hour-by-hour, blow-by-blow account of the Spanish Armada{u2019}s attempt to destroy Elizabeth{u2019}s England, Hutchinson spins a compelling and unbelievable narrative. Using everything from contemporary eyewitness accounts to papers held by the national archives in Spain and the United Kingdom, Robert Hutchinson re-creates one of history{u2019}s most famous episodes in an entirely new way. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hutchinson, Robert
Dewey number
942.05/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA360
LC item number
.H88 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armada, 1588
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Great Britain
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
The Spanish Armada, Robert Hutchinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The enemy within -- Rumours of war -- Ramparts of earth and manure -- The great and most fortunate Navy -- First sighting -- Action this day -- Firestorm -- Fleeing for home -- Shipwrecked upon an alien shore -- 'God be praised for all His works' -- The English Armada -- Appendix I. Order of battle of English fleet -- Appendix II. Order of battle of Spanish fleet
Control code
857982108
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxviii, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250047120
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)857982108
Label
The Spanish Armada, Robert Hutchinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The enemy within -- Rumours of war -- Ramparts of earth and manure -- The great and most fortunate Navy -- First sighting -- Action this day -- Firestorm -- Fleeing for home -- Shipwrecked upon an alien shore -- 'God be praised for all His works' -- The English Armada -- Appendix I. Order of battle of English fleet -- Appendix II. Order of battle of Spanish fleet
Control code
857982108
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxviii, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250047120
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014003178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)857982108

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