The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire would establish five centuries of Western supremacy across the globe and usher in an era of transatlantic exploration that eventually gave rise to the modern world It was a time of discovery and adventure, of great political and social change it was a time when
Chronicling one of the most spectacular events of the sixteenth century, The Armada is the definitive story of the English fleet s infamous defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 The esteemed and critically acclaimed historian Garrett Mattingly explores all dimensions of the naval campaign, which cap
The Crusades, Custer s Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D Day we ve all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them Author Joseph Cummins recounts each episode explaining its historical context, its causes, how it unfolded, and what it led to.
After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war
Ships from Spain Please allow 10 18 business days to arrive at UK address 10 21 worldwide due to postal service checks and customs A story of kings and poets, saints and conquistadors, emperors and revolutionaries A story of Torquemada, Cervantes, Picasso, Franco, Saint Theresa of the Alhambra
This classic history of Cornwall provides a comprehensive review of Britain s most south westerly county With absorbing detail, Halliday relates the story of the Bronze Age stone circles and Iron Age citadels the coming of the Saints the dissolution of the monasteries and the Tudor rebellions th
The story of the Spanish Armada is one of the great epics, with a cast of characters as rich and varied as any in history and results that shaped Europe for centuries to come Neil Hanson acclaimed author of The Great Fire of London traces the origins of the conflict from the Old World to the Ne
The seventh Duke of Medina Sidonia is best known as the man who led to defeat the Spanish Armada of 1588 This book by Peter Pierson is the first complete biography in any language of this important figure Based on previously inaccessible documents from the Medina Sidonia archives, it offers fasc
With the launch of the Spanish Armada in 1588, England suffered its greatest threat since the Norman invasion some 500 years before The Spanish King, Philip II had devised a complex plan whereby the armada would sail up the English Channel, pick up the Spanish Army of Flanders on the French coast a
The Wordsworth Military Library covers the breadth of military history, including studies of individual leaders and accounts of major campaigns and great conflicts.
Osprey s examination of the Armada Campaign of 1588 In the latter part of the 16th century, Spain was the major international power and her leader, King Phillip II, pledged to conquer the Protestant heretics in England He envisioned a two pronged attack He would send his Invincible Armada of 12
Elizabeth I came to the throne at a time of insecurity and unrest Rivals threatened her reign England was a Protestant island, isolated in a sea of Catholic countries Spain plotted an invasion, but Elizabeth s Secretary, Sir Francis Walsingham, was prepared to do whatever it took to protect her.
Ubicada en el siglo XVI, esta obra de corte teatral reinventa la propia historia, la rivalidad entre dos reinos, celos, pasi n, venganza, hegemon a y poder Cielo e infierno se interponen en el mundo terreno.