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Ireland’s Wars: The Spanish Armada

In 1588, England came close to a military disaster that was almost without equal. After decades of incidents, competition in the New World, piracy and religious clashes, Elizabeth’s realm found itself in a battle of survival with the Catholic Kingdom … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Gravelines

Something a bit closer to home this time with some of the most famous figures of the period. Name: The (naval) Battle of Gravelines The War: The Anglo-Spanish War When: 8 August 1588 Where: The English Channel near the port of Gravelines, … Continue reading

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15 Decisive Battles – Really?

I’ve been reading Edward Creasy’s 15 Decisive Battles of the World. It’s one of the big texts, historiographically speaking, one of the pioneering works on battlestudy. It’s laced with subtle racism though, with the author siding towards European victories over other cultures. … Continue reading

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