Osprey's examination of the naval conflict between England and Spain in 1588. The thwarted invasion of England by the Spanish Armada is studied here in fascinating detail. How, in a few short days, Philip II's fleet was stopped from invading England and forced into full retreat is looked at in a new and unique way. With the help of battle plans and bird's eye views of the action, leading historian Angus Konstam considers many of the intriguing questions surrounding the campaign, concluding with details of how the Armada's disastrous return voyage around Scotland and Ireland became one of the most tragic episodes in maritime history.
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Highly visual guides to history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics, and experiences of the opposing forces throughout each campaign, and concluding with a guide to the battlefields today.About the Author:
Angus Konstam is an experienced military historian and writer, and has already written three Campaign titles for Osprey, as well as several other titles in the Elite and Men-at-Arms series, including Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Angus previously worked as Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, and as Chief Curator in the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, in Key West. Before his museum career he worked as an underwater archaeologist, and wrote his Masters thesis on 16th century naval gunnery and tactics. He currently works as a freelance curator and writer in Key West, Florida.
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