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Two nations are locked in bitter conflict. One strives for dominance, the other for survival.After decades of religious strife, Elizabeth sits on the throne of England. The reformation continues. Catholic revolts have been ruthlessly quashed, and Elizabeth has ordered the execution of her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. On the continent bloody religious wars rage, but England stands apart, her surrounding seas keeping her safe from the land armies of her would-be enemies. Only at sea do the English show their teeth. Sea captains and adventurers, hungry for the spoils of trade from the Spanish Main, regularly attack the gold-laden galleons of Catholic Spain.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780007389865
Branch Call Number: AF STAC


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Jun 06, 2014

I thought this was a great account of the Spanish Armada. I don't have a massive knowledge of the era or war but the author did a great job at keeping to the facts as I know them and even had some new interesting facts on the cannons used during this battle.

The story is presented from both the Spanish and English sides. I enjoyed getting the Spanish point of view as I am usually limited by language to the English side only. The conflict of Catholic versus Protestant was well done and I liked the characters with all their tribulations.

Definitely worth a read if you have any interest in the era, the battle, the navy or just a good adventure story.

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