The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588 by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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Ever since the "defeat" of the Spanish Armada by the British Royal Navy in 1588, British tradition has formed the events of that August into a glorious God-sent victory with a Protestant David overcoming the Goliath of Spanish tyranny. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto's richly-illustrated volume challenges this view. He refutes the notion of a grand conflict of religion and values, and, instead, provides a more balanced account of the confrontation between the Spanish and British naval powers.

Oxford University Press, 1989.
ISBN: 9780192851963. 312 pp.
Softcover. Very good.
University stamp to front free endpaper.
Bookseller's sticker on back cover.