Author Results for Tom Glasgow Jr.

The Navy in the French Wars of Mary and Elizabeth: Part II First Elizabethan Undeclared War, 1559 – 1560

By Tom Glasgow Jr.

French troops in Scotland enforcing Catholicism and promoting the claim of Mary Queen of Scots to the English throne, forced Elizabeth I to agree to an unofficial naval expedition to neutralize and remove those forces. Admiral William Winter expertly and successfully led the expedition that neutralized the French land campaign by capturing its supplies held […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | North Sea
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

The Navy in the French Wars of Mary and Elizabeth: Part I Philip and Mary’s War 1557 – 1558

By Tom Glasgow Jr.

After the conclusion of peace with France and Scotland in 1550 there followed a period of six years when England was free from any external threat. With the country wallowing in debt the Navy continued to be severely depleted until a chance intervention by Philip, for his own political ends, arrested the decline. When war […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | North Sea
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

The Shape of the Ships that Defeated the Spanish Armada

By Tom Glasgow Jr.

During the latter half of the sixteenth century, it is apparent that the English shipbuilders were constantly experimenting, seeking the perfect shape for their ships. This article details the various attempts to identify the most efficient shape, and the success achieved, in particular with regard to the ships that fought against the Spanish Armada. Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | The Armada
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design