The Return Of The Armadas: The Last Years Of The Elizabethan War Against Spain, 1595-1603

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The Return Of The Armadas: The Last Years Of The Elizabethan War Against Spain, 1595-1603

The Return Of The Armadas: The Last Years Of The Elizabethan War Against Spain, 1595-1603

This sequel to R.B. Wernham's acclaimed After the Armada picksup where its companion volume left off. The defeat of the Spanish Armada did not put an end to Spanish sea power, and by the mid-1590s the war against Spain had been renewed. Rebellion in Ireland added to the problems faced by the Government in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. R.B. Wernham sets out to examine these major events of the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign and to assess their impact on English policy. This is a lucidly written and superbly integrated study of events and policies during this period by a leading historian of Elizabethan affairs. Review "With this book, R.B. Wernham brings to a close his monumental survey of Elizabethan foreign and military policy. Though it may be seen as a sequel to his earlier works, Before the Armada and After the Armada, it stands on its own as a coherent study of the last years of Elizabeth's war with Spain...Those who wish to know what the English were doing--and why they did it--in these critical years will long be indebted to Wernham for bringing his great work to a satisfying conclusion."-- Albion Praise for the companion volume: "To comprehend fully the achievement of Mr. Wernham in the research and the writing that went to produce this splendid book, one must work...on the period after 1596, when we no longer have his guidance...The sense of deprivation is severe, even alarming. One can only ask, selfishly, for more."--Penry Williams, English Historical Review "With this volume, Wernham concludes his masterful series on Elizabethan foreign policy....Interesting for the general reader and invaluable to scholars."-- CHOICE From the Back Cover The defeat of the Spanish Armada did not put an end to Spanish sea power, nor to Spain's ambitions in northern Europe. By the mid-1590s, Spain had recovered from the disaster of 1588, and the renewed naval wars together with the outbreak of rebellion in Ireland form the principal themes of this book. R. B. Wernham sets out to examine these major events of the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign and to assess their impact on English policy. Professor Wernham shows how much of the impetus in foreign policy derived from the Earl of Essex, whose personal ambition and practical incompetence brought frustration and danger, and ultimately led him through rebellion to the scaffold. It was left to Mountjoy in Ireland, to Leveson and a new generation of sea commanders, and above all to Robert Cecil, to bring war and rebellion to a reasonably satisfactory conclusion. The Return of the Armadas is a superbly integrated and lucidly written study in grand strategy by a leading historian of Elizabethan affairs. It carries to its conclusion the story begun in his After the Armada. About the Author R. B. Wernham is Emeritus Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford.

Specification of The Return Of The Armadas: The Last Years Of The Elizabethan War Against Spain, 1595-1603

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AuthorWernham, R. B.
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionIllustrated
ISBN-100198204434
ISBN-139780198204435
PublisherClarendon Press
Publication Year19-05-1994

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