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

By J. F. Ruthven, published May 1941


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 and political history to provide the reader with a more complete picture of events during a critical period for the English state.

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

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