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Armada Guns: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Armament Part VI Comparisons

By Michael Lewis

This  part of the series of articles  compares the armaments of the English and Spanish fleets in the Armada campaign. A detailed analysis reveals that previous assumptions are flawed. The Spanish fleet fired a total weight of shot at least equal to the English, and with fewer pieces, they fired heavier balls shot for shot. […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Weapons

Armada Guns: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Armaments Part V The Guns of the Spanish Fleet, 1588

By Michael Lewis

This is Part 5 of a series comparing the size and number of guns present on ships that took part in the Armada. Dealing with the guns of the Spanish Fleet, the author concludes that (a) that the gun-power of the Spanish Armada, when compared with that of the English Fleet, was very weak in […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Weapons

Armada Guns: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Armaments Part IV The Auxiliary English Fleet

By Michael Lewis

This is Part 4 of a series providing details of the size and number of guns present on ships that took part in the Armada. Dealing with the auxiliary ships that made up the English Fleet proved difficult as there are no complete records giving the armament of the auxiliaries. The author uses what records […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Weapons

Armada Guns: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Armaments Part III The Queen’s Ships in July 1588

By Michael Lewis

This article is the third comprising an extensive and meticulous study of the guns on board the ships on both sides when the English encountered the Spanish Armada in July 1588. This part of the study provides a detailed estimate of the gun-power of the 34 ‘Queen’s Ships’, drawing on evidence from lists of both […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Weapons

Armada Guns: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Armaments Part II The Guns of the Queen’s Ships 1569-99

By Michael Lewis

In Part II of his study Michael Lewis considers the armament carried by the Queen’s Ships. His studies are complicated by the lack of specific information from the year 1588, he therefore builds his thesis with reference to lists of armament from before and after the Armada date. Starting with “Sir William Wynter’s Proportion” of […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Navies | Weapons

Armada Guns: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Armaments Part I Introduction

By Michael Lewis

This article concerns the hypothesis and the first category (ordinance classification) of an eight article comprehensive exploration of the subject, each of MM issues 1942/1/2/3/4 and 1943/1/2/3/4 containing one article continuing the subject. In this first article Lewis states his hypothesis that superiority of guns and their range were vital to English victory. In order […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Weapons

If Her Navy Had Not Been Strong Tenison’s “Elizabethan England”, Vol. VII, 1587-8

By J. F. Ruthven

Ruthven reviews the seventh volume of E. M. Tenison’s history of the first Elizabethan era. Unlike earlier such histories Tenison surveys the events of the period from both the English and the Spanish standpoints. By means of previously ignored archives he addresses a number of misconceptions concerning the principal protagonists. He also combines maritime, military […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

The Great Harry

By Gregory Robinson

The impression one gets is that when the Sovereign of the Seas was built people believed that she was the largest man-of-war that ever had been built. While it is true that the Henry Grace a Dieu was hardly within the memory of these people, she was within the memories of their fathers, while their […] Read More

Filed under: Napoleonic War | Tudors | Popular Topics | The Armada | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design

Burghley’s Notes on the Spanish Armada

By Florence E Dyer

In 1588 details of the Spanish Armada were published in Lisbon, in a folio giving full particulars of the ships and squadrons of each province and summarising the totals of ships officers, men and stores. It was published in Latin, French, Dutch and Italian and an English translation of the French edition was published later […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy

The Elizabethan Sailorman

By Florence E. Dyer

The accounts of the maritime expeditions of the Elizabethan Age offer an insight into the lives of the ordinary crew members. They suffered from bad food and inadequate clothing, sleeping on deck or in the hold. Health was the great problem, in particular scurvy. Expedition leaders tried to ensure the health of their crews by […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Francis Drake | The Armada | Health at Sea
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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