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given the two mutual hostility There a very good chance that Phillip could get away with styling himself the English king he d already Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One enjoyed the title as ueen Mary s husband and Elizabeth reigns over a divided nation Many of her subjects maintain faith with the Catholic church secretly or openly and several rebellions and conspiracies intending to restore a Catholic monarch to the throne have alreadyrupted If their former king landed and called them to rise against a woman already declared king landed and called them to rise against a woman already declared by the Church how Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) easy would it be for them to bury their fears about civil war and declare for PhillipFortunately for England s men in arms and their mothers it never came to that The Englishngaged in a running battle with the Armada as it made its way towards the Channel there was no Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe epic showdown but a series of smaller skirmishes two of which when combined with the storms of the Channel did serious damage to the fleet By the time they neared the rendezvous in fact the admirals in command had to view their stores of rotten food ailing men and badly leaking ships in the cold light of reality The Armada was no longer capable of breaking the Dutch blockade that would allow the Spanish to take on their army and transport it to Spain It might notven make it home if it continued to be harassed Part of the problem was that the Armada was so Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time enormous and unwieldy Its ships were gathered together from across Spain s domain and many were Mediterranean galleys built for ramming that were out of place in a battle that involved artillery than swashbuckling shipboard raids Even in the age of standardizeduipment and radio communications the Allies reuired months of planning and stockpiling to prepare for D Day Spain had a similar challenge but its One Wild Weekend every piece ofuipment might vary from casting to casting and its barrels of food spoiled as uickly as they could be found The Spanish sailed in the hopes of a miracle but they found none When news reached Phillip II he wrote to the his bishops and could Forgetful of Their Sex express only thanks that in the light of the storms men were not lostI knew virtually nothing of the Armadaxcept that it sailed met a storm and failed Although in retrospect a brief review of the history of the period would have served me well as a reader particularly in regards to France whom I seem to ignore utterly between 1453 and 1789 the author s delivery is indeed novel like The personalities of the period like the swaggering Drake add to the tale s liveliness Although the wars of the day seem far removed from us now the author s Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing epilogue couldn t be current he cautions the reader that wars of ideologies are always the hardest to win Fucking brilliant Written in a day when outstanding Historians were also occasionallyxcellent and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby entertaining Writers and Garrett Mattingly was certainly both Unusual for a history tome in that it is rivetingnough to be difficult to put down and is written as a series of vignettes laying out the larger conflict from the point of view of the different participants from Philip of Spain and Elizabeth of England to Henry of France and Mary ueen of Scots. Role in the settlement of the New World “So skillfully constructed it reads like a novel” New York Times The Armada is sure to appeal to the scholar and amateur historian alike.

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This is an Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany extraordinarily readable account of the legend around the defeat of the Invincible Armada by Sir Francis Drake which deservedly won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 It takes time to delve intoach of the courts that were at war and describe with detail the various characters in the drama as it played out There is uite a bit of humor in the descriptions In fact I think I preferred the lead up in putting all the pieces on the board to the rather anti climactic battles and missed rendez vous The book certainly is convincing of the futility of nrolling a Deity in THIS CASE SAME DEITY BUT case the same Deity opposing factions to fight battles for you the yawning silence is not an ffective defensive or offensive weapon This battle was won from a few actions months beforehand and a general lack of communication a point well stressed time and time again between the sea borne fleet coming from Portugal and Spain and the Parma s invasion fleet which never left the harbor and disbanded after the dispersion of the Armada Definitely recommended for those interested in late XVIe history and naval warfare as well as for the psychological insights into Philip II of Spain Henri III of France and Elizabeth I of England but also Rudolph II of Prague and Sixtus V in the Vatican to lesser degrees An xcellent and very readable history of the Armada battle and the whole cauldron of English and European politics surrounding it Mattingly does a superb job of xplaining why England and Spain went to war and why Phillip of Spain waited until after the Catholic heir Mary of Scotland was out of the way before launching his invasion plans The book devotes a lot of space and attention to the civil war raging in France at the time as the Spanish funded Guise faction kept the French state in turmoil unable to interfere in Spain s wars with England and the NetherlandsMattingly livens up the narrative with ntertaining thumbnail portraits of the main actors The reader comes away feeling as if one knows Elizabeth I Francis Drake Phillip of Spain and Henri III of FranceThe account of the battle itself is not the typical British triumphalism Mattingly mphasizes how well the Spanish fleet withstood the English attacks and it was only the disruption of the fireships coupled with an unexpected storm that "finally did the Spanish in He also looks closely at the "did the Spanish in He also looks closely at the hole in the Spanish tactical plan the key detail of how the Spanish army in the Netherlands was supposed to link up with the Armada ven though they controlled no deepwater ports All in all a fun informative and highly readable book Book The ArmadaAuthor Garrett MattinglyRating 3 Out of 5 StarsI get why so many people like this one but for me it just didn t offer anything new I know this was written in 1959 but I was hoping to gain some insight and learn something that I maybe didn t know before This book is four hundred pages and it just didn t happen I was reading this for research so it was good to have a little refresher I just didn t gain anything new There were so many moving parts in the defeat of the Spanish Armada and so much back story as to how and why we got to this point However I just wish that the author would had spent. Chronicling one of the most spectacular vents of the sixteenth century The Armada is the definitive story of the English fleet’s infamous defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 The. Time on the actual battle than the back story I know the back story is important and all but it really could have been condensed Plus in the One Giant Leap end this book really doesn t answer the why Why was thisvent important I know why but I didn t get it from this book Given the length I should have but it just didn t happen The writing was pretty simple and asy but there are some parts that are kind of boring I know that nonfiction already has a bad rap for being boring in many circles I feel like that some of the denser chapters in this book are going to reinforce that idea This is a battle and a
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one at that do feel like it could have been jazzed up in a way that it going to pull the veryday audience in It felt like in some parts a textbook To me this is something that you don t want in nonfiction You want to make your audience ngaged and xcited about what they are reading I m just not sure that the A Bride for McCain everyday reader is going to get that from this book When I look at today s historians and their books there is a clear different Again I know this is an older book and all I guess that what I m getting at is that it doesn t really hold up With all of that being said the author does do a great job at showing us just how complex thevent was We get to see all of the key figures and see the thought that went into it We also get to see the role that religion played into it Those of you who don t know back then religion was the driving force in daily life A lot of people are complaining about how much time the author spends on this but needs to be there You cannot write a book about this time period without bringing religion into it Once again I m going to take the middle road on this one There were parts that I Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven enjoyed and parts that I didn t In the late summer of 1588 all of Europe held its breath as annormous Spanish fleet consisting of a hundred and fifty vessels of varying sizes set sail for the English channel Their mission to rendezvous with the lite troops of General Parma in the defeated Netherlands and to transport them to England there to revenge the xecution of Mary ueen of Scots and depose Anne Boleyn s daughter That invasion never happened As is famously known the Armada met English fire and northern winds and a third of its number was lost utterly on the shores of Britain and Ireland It was for Elizabeth constantly confronting intrigue from Catholics and Puritans alike a glorious moment here before all of Europe the wind and waves declared that she was the Dread Sovereign of all England The Armada is a storied history not just of the Spanish fleet s doomed voyage into the channel but how Spain "came to launch such an xpensive and unwieldy ndeavorMuch of the "to launch such an xpensive and unwieldy ndeavorMuch of the of The Armada gives the background information for the English Enterprise Europe is in the throes of the reformation and rebellions against princes carry with them the fervor of holy wars France who might oppose the sudden nvelopment of England into the Spanish mpire is struggling with its own civil war and A Love To Remember every one of the three contenders is a Henry The Netherlands have risen against their Spanish lords with the military and fiscal support of Elizabeth who is presumably intereste. Esteemed and critically acclaimed historian Garrett Mattinglyxplores all dimensions of the naval campaign which captured the attention of the European world and played a deciding. ,

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