The Armada Campaign 1588

The Armada Campaign 1588

The Great Enterprise against England

Campaign 86
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 86
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841761923
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The thwarted invasion of England by the Spanish Armada is studied here in fascinating detail. How, in a few short days, Philip II's fleet was stopped from invading England and forced into full retreat is looked at in a new and unique way. With the help of battle plans and bird's eye views of the action, leading historian Angus Konstam considers many of the intriguing questions surrounding the campaign, concluding with details of how the Armada's disastrous return voyage around Scotland and Ireland became one of the most tragic episodes in maritime history.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam is an experienced military historian and writer, and has already written three Campaign titles for Osprey, as well as several other titles in the Elite and Men-at-Arms series, including Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Angus previously worked as Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, and as Chief Curator in the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, in Key West. Before his museum career he worked as an underwater archaeologist, and wrote his Masters thesis on 16th century naval gunnery and tactics. He currently works as a freelance curator and writer in Key West, Florida.Howard Gerrard has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. He has worked for a number of publishers, and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.

Contents

Introduction
Origins of the Campaign
The Opposing Commanders
The Opposing Fleets
The Opposing Plans
The Campaign
Aftermath
Chronology
Further Reading
The Archaeological Legacy
Index

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