Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Chatham Dockyards

The entrance to the Chatham Dockyards, Kent. It was in these dockyards that Hawkins worked tirelessly for more than a decade to perfect the design of the race built galleon and to have the royal fleet converted to the new style of ships.

another picture from "The Spanish Armada" by Rupert Matthews.

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Book Description

1 Sep 2009
In this, the fourth book of Spellmount's "Campaign in Context" series, Rupert Matthews looks to the ill-fated invasion of England by King Philip II of Spain. The Armada of 22 warships and 108 converted merchant vessels sailed under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1588, but found itself harried by storms, fireships, and the redoubtable English fleet. In "The Spanish Armada", Rupert Matthews considers the characters of the commanders such as Francis Drake, Medina, and the opposing monarchs, and as with his previous titles in the series he carefully balances the evidence from textual sources with knowledge of the theatre and reconstructed weaponry in order to explain the events of the battle to the general reader, and the context in which it took place.

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