Paul Johnson

Good Queen Bess

The Confident Hope of a Miracle: The True History of the Spanish Armada

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NEIL HANSON HAS a reputation for writing a rattling good yarn, and I have little doubt that this book about the Armada will be relished and widely read. Indeed. the passages about the Armada itself, its defeat and the pitiful experiences of its crews in returning home via the Scottish and Irish coasts are well done and taught me a lot I did not know.

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