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The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

R. B. Wernham


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. This book examines these major events of the last years of the Queen Elizabeth's reign and assesses their impact on English policy. It 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, ... More

Keywords: Spanish Armada, naval wars, Ireland, rebellion, Queen Elizabeth I, foreign policy, Earl of Essex, Mountjoy, Leveson, Robert Cecil

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204435
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. B. Wernham, author
University of Oxford