Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon

Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon

1550–1605

Duel
  • Author: Mark Lardas
  • Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Short code: DUE 106
  • Publication Date: 26 Nov 2020
  • ISBN: 9781472839909
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
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About this Product

Between 1550-1600, Europe witnessed a rapid evolution in the art of ship design which enabled safer and more efficient transatlantic travel. This was the pinnacle of the Age of Discovery and Exploration for the European powers, in which the galleon played a crucial role. Galleons were both the main vessels in maritime commerce and the principal warships used by the opposing fleets throughout the Age of Exploration. This period also saw a large amount of naval combat, much of it between individual ships belonging to the competing powers of England and Spain as they sought to control and exploit the rich mineral, material, agricultural and human resources of the New World.

The conflict between the English Sea Dogs and the Spanish Adventurers has been a source of fascination for over four centuries. This exciting addition to the Duel series explores how the galleons used by Spain and England were built and armed, and examines the effectiveness of the cannon they used. It also compares how they were sailed and manoeuvred, showing the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and explaining how these played out in several of their most prominent battles, including the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa, the fight between the Golden Hind and the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, an action from the Spanish Armada, and the last fight of the Revenge.

Biographical Note

Mark Lardas, educated as a naval architect, worked for over 30 years as an engineer, space navigator and technical writer in the space, aviation, and energy industries. He has an abiding interest in maritime, naval, and military history, with an emphasis on ship construction and engineering from the 9th to the 21st centuries. He is the author of over 20 published books on these subjects. Adam Hook studied graphic design and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Design and Development
Technical Specifications
The Combatants
The Strategic Situation
Combat
Statistics and Analysis
Aftermath
Bibliography
Index


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