ISBN-10: 0618565914

ISBN-13: 9780618565917

Edition: 1974

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Chronicling one of the most spectacular events of the sixteenth century, The Armada is the definitive story of the English fleet"s infamous defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. The esteemed and critically acclaimed historian Garrett Mattingly explores all dimensions of the naval campaign, which captured the attention of the European world and played a deciding role in the settlement of the New World. "So skillfully constructed it reads like a novel" (New York Times), The Armada is sure to appeal to the scholar and amateur historian alike.
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Garrett Mattingly (1900-1962) was a historian, educator, and best-selling author. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and in 1948 joined the faculty of Columbia University, where he taught European history.

About the Calendar
About Ships and Their Guns
Curtain Raiser: Fotheringhay, February 18, 1587
Simplicity of a City: London, February 19, 1587
Perplexity of Queen: Greenwich, February 19-22, 1587
The End of a Gay Season: Paris, February 28-March 13, 1587
Plans of Operations: Brussels, March 1-22, 1587
The Bitter Bread: Rome, March 24-30, 1587
God's Obvious Design: San Lorenzo de Escorial, March 24-31, 1587
"The Wind Commands Me Away": London and Plymouth, March 25-April 12, 1587
A Beard is Singed: Cadiz Bay, April 29-May 1, 1587
"No Matter of Substance": The Portuguese coast, May 2-20, 1587
Barrel Staves and Treasure: Cape St. Vincent and the Azores, May 21-June 18, 1587
An Arm is Cut Off: Sluys, June 9-August 5, 1587
The Happy Day: Coutras, October 20, 1587
The Uses of Victory: France, October 21-December 16, 1587
The Ominous Year: Western Europe, midwinter, 1587-1588
The Company of These Noble Ships: Greenwich and English waters, January-March, 1588
"In the Hope of a Miracle": Lisbon, February 9-April 25, 1588
The Day of the Barricades, I: Paris, May 12, 1588, and before
The Day of the Barricades, II: Paris, May 12, 1588, and after
The Invincible Sets Sail: Lisbon to Corunna, May 9-July 22, 1588
"The Advantage of Time and Place": Plymouth, the Sleeve and Biscay to 45[degree]N, April 18-July 30, 1588
Entrance to the Arena: The Lizard to the Eddystone, July 30-31, 1588
First Blood: The Eddystone to Start Point, July 31, 1588
"A Terrible Value of Great Shot": Start Point to Portland Bill, July 31-August 2, 1588
In Formidable Order: Portland Bill to Calais Roads, August 2-6, 1588
The Hellburners: The neighborhood of Calais, August 6 and 7, 1588
The Order Broken: Calais Roads to Gravelines, August 8, 1588
The Tardy Miracle: The banks of Zeeland and the North Sea, August 9-12, 1588
"Myself Your General": Tilbury, August 18-19, 1588
Drake is Captured!: Western Europe, August and September, 1588
The Long Road Home: From the North Sea, about 56[degree]N, around Ireland to Spanish ports, August 13-October 15, 1588
End of a Tall Man: Blois, December 23, 1588
The Winds of God: The Escurial, New Year's, 1589
Not a Whit Dismayed: Richmond, New Year's, 1589
Epilogue: New York, New Year's, 1959
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