The Campaign of the Spanish Armada.


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Size 8.5 x 10.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Red endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 159pp. With b/w and colour photographs and illustrations. The story of an ill-fated venture, in which naval tactics played a crucial part, particularly in the narrow waters of the English Channel. The Armada that set out in the summer of 1588, with such high hopes and convinced that God was on its side, a few months later limped home, a battered and broken force, and in its defeat lay King Philip's shattered ambitions for empire. The author gives the military and naval historian's view, complemented by illustrations from contemporary paintings, artefacts and charts, many reproduced in colour.

Title: The Campaign of the Spanish Armada.

Author Name: KEMP, PETER:

Categories: Naval History,

Publisher: Phaidon. Oxford. 1988 1st edition:

Seller ID: 72242

Keywords: Military Subjects::Naval History PETER KEMP, Campaign, Spanish Armada, ill-fated venture, naval tactics, English Channel, 1588, battered, broken, King Philip, contemporary paintings, artefacts, charts, photographs Naval Military Maritime first edition dustwrapper History