Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560–1605

Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560–1605

Elite 70
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: ELI 70
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2000
  • ISBN: 9781841760155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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The swashbuckling English sea captains of the Elizabethan era were a particular breed of adventurer, combining maritime and military skill with a seemingly insatiable appetite for Spanish treasure. Angus Konstam describes these characters, including such well-known sea dogs as Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, John Hawkins and Martin Frobisher. For about 40 years they fought a private war with the Spanish, and while their success in defeating the Spanish Armada is well known, this book also covers their exploits in the New World.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam has written several books for Osprey, mainly on 18th century subjects. His recent works include Campaign 44 Pavia 1525 and Elite 67 Pirates 1660-1730. Angus previously worked as a Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. He now devotes himself to full-time writing, indulging his passion for maritime and naval history to the maximum.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction The Elizabethan Sea Dogs The Spanish Main and its Defences The Elizabethan Art of War The Sea Dogs in Action The Ships of the Sea Dogs Bibliography Commentary on the colour artwork - Index

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