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The English Armada : the greatest naval disaster in English history / Luis Gorrochategui Santos ; translated by Peter J. Gold.

Author/creator Gorrochategui Santos, Luis, 1960- author.
Other author/creatorGold, Peter translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionviii, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Uniform titleContra Armada. English
Contents Part I. The Spanish Armada -- The vicious circle -- In Corunna -- In the Channel -- Carrick na Spania -- Part II. The English Armada -- Preparations in England -- Preparations in Corunna -- Landing -- The capture of Pescadería -- To the walls -- The oath -- The first attacks -- The mined turret -- María Pita -- San Antón and El Burgo -- Full sail to Lisbon -- Heading south -- Landing in Peniche -- The march begins -- At Loures -- On the outskirts of Lisbon -- Encamisada -- The awakening of Saint George -- The Trojan horses -- Counteroffensive -- Turning point -- Two banners -- Essex, Cárdenas and the windmills -- To the sea -- Battles at sea -- Port of call in Vigo -- Return to England -- Part III. The war goes on -- A glove, a lion and el dorado -- The end of Drake and Hawkins -- Cádiz and the north wind -- Crimson taffeta -- Peace -- Epilogue.
Summary During the year between July 1588, when the Spanish Armada set sail from Spain and July 1589, when the survivors of the English counterpart of this fleet, the little-known English Armada, reached port in England, two of history's worst naval catastrophes took place. A great deal of attention has been dedicated to the former and precious little to the latter. This book presents a full-scale account of an event which has been neglected for more than four centuries. It reconstructs the military operations day by day for the first time, taking apart the established notion that, with the defeat of the Spanish Armada, England achieved maritime supremacy and the decay of Spain began. This book clearly and in a rigorously documented fashion shows how the defeat of the English Armada counterbalanced that of the Spanish, frustrating England's intention of seizing Philip II's American empire and changing the tide of the war.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Gorrochategui Santos, Luis, 1960- English Armada. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018 9781350016996
LCCN 2017040894
ISBN9781350016972 (hardback alkaline paper)
ISBN1350016977 (hardback alkaline paper)
ISBN1350019410 (paperback alkaline paper)

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