At a glance:
- Author: Peter Padfield
- First Published: 1988
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: The 1580’s
- Setting: Western Europe, the English Channel, and England
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: England or English people, War, Ships, Sailing or sailors, Sixteenth century, Warships, Western Europe or western Europeans, Spain or Spanish people, Navies, Spanish Armada
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Any historical event is an impossibly complex topic; assessing the forces that “produce” a specific occurrence is largely a matter of exclusion as much as inclusion. When the scope of the event is enormously large itself, when the import of the occurrence is such that it holds a place in almost every historical survey offered to students from elementary school through college, the event tends to take on a life, and its effects a standardized assessment, of its own.
Such is the case with the defeat, in the year 1588, of the Spanish Armada. Excepting 1492 and 1776,...
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