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Confident Hope of a Miracle The True Story of the Spanish Armada

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ISBN-10: 1400078172

ISBN-13: 9781400078172

Edition: 2006

Authors: Neil Hanson

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The real story of the Spanish Armada. In the winter of 1587 the Spanish Armada, the largest force of warships ever assembled, set sail to crush the English navy. This breathtaking overview of one of the most fascinating campaigns in European history begins with the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the event that precipitated the launching of the Armada. From the first whispers of the threat against England and the English crown, to the return of the battered remnants of the fleet to Spain eighteen months later, it is a story rich in incident and intrigue. In this controversial study, Neil Hanson claims that Francis Drake’s intention was not to sink the Armada ships but to disable and…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Glossary
The Enterprise of England
God's Obvious Design
In the Cause of God
The Master of the Sea
Smoking the Wasps from Their Nests
The Floating Forest
So Violent a Sea and Wind
The Sea Beggars
The Wall of England
Like Bears Tied to Stakes
The Advantage of Time and Place
A Bad Place to Rest In
The Greatest Navy that Ever Swam upon the Sea
The Heavens Thundered
A Terrible Value of Great Shot
Resolved There to Live and Die
The Hell-burners
Aftermath
A Wonderful Fear
The Rags Which Yet Remain
The Disease Uncured
Vanished into Smoke
God Will Tire of Working Miracles
Notes
Bibliography
Index