The Great Expedition cover

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In 1585, the English launched a pre-emptive strike against Spain, by attacking her New World colonies. Led by Sir Francis Drake, in command of 21 ships and 1,800 soldiers, the expedition struck first at the Canary Islands, then attacked the city of Santo Domingo and the treasure port of Cartagena. Frequently outnumbered, Drake's soldiers won an series of spectacular victories and, laden with treasure, sailed home to a hero's welcome.

Product details

Published Dec 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849082464
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 7 col
Series Raid
Short code RAID 17
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

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Peter Dennis

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Mariusz Kozik

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