The Navy of Henry VIII & Elizabeth I: English Naval Wafare, Exploration & Vessels during the 16th Century (Paperback)

The Navy of Henry VIII & Elizabeth I: English Naval Wafare, Exploration & Vessels during the 16th Century By W. Laird Clowes Cover Image
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The ships, their captains, battles and voyages

Although the Tudor period is now regarded as a 'golden age' it was, for the English, a period of great potential instability for the nation was not yet as influential as it later became. Larger and more powerful neighbours were a constant threat, but the English possessed a distinction that above all contributed to the creation of the largest empire the world had known. As an island people they were destined to become seamen and builders of ships. The English naval tradition gave birth to famous sea captains whose names resound to this day. Great sea battles were fought including, of course, the defeat of the mighty Spanish Armada. This was also the age of great voyages of discovery, and this unique book describes the sea warfare and voyages undertaken by the English sailors during the reigns of Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. With the growth of sea-power came the need for greater numbers of vessels suitable for all purposes and this volume and its numerous illustrations describes them together in detail. This is an important book concerning the origins of the Royal Navy and an essential addition for every naval library.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781782826774
ISBN-10: 1782826777
Publisher: Leonaur Ltd
Publication Date: December 20th, 2017
Pages: 316
Language: English