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Author Ekin, Des, author.

Title The last armada : Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and Hugh O'Neill : the story of the 100-day Spanish invasion / Des Ekin.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  941.505 EKI    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  941.505 EKIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  941.5052 EKIN    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-413).
Summary An account of the final great naval battle between England and Spain details General Juan del Águila's attempt to invade Elizabeth I's England, strategist Charles Blount's efforts to redeem himself against charges of treason, and Irish insurgent Hugh O'Neill's final effort to drive the English out of Ireland.
Contents A Note on the Text -- Tinker, Tailor ... Soldier -- 'Haste, Haste, for Your Life' -- The Man Born without Fear -- 'For God, All Difficulties Must Be Overcome' -- Sailing to God or the Devil -- The Invasion -- 'I Will Never See My Homeland Again' -- Trust in God and Keep Your Powder Wet -- 'Iacta Est Alea- The Die Is Cast' -- Curses Like Thunderbolts -- The Lord of Beara and Bantry -- Confessions and Conspiracies -- 'Crested Plumes and Silken Sashes' -- Digging for Victory -- The Taking of Rinjora Castle -- 'The Most Bloody and Treacherous Traitor' -- There Will Be No Retreat -- Cold as Stone, Dark as Pitch -- Stella and the Centaur -- That Wondrous Winter March -- A Direct Hit on Don Juan -- Hell at Spaniards' Point -- 'Let Us Settle This in Single Combat' -- The Battle of Castlehaven -- 'Send Us Home Some Greyhounds' -- The Great Persuader -- 'They Died by Dozens on a Heap' -- A Meeting in the Fastness of Wood and Water -- 'My Lord, It Is Time to Arm' -- 'The Day of Trial': The Battle of Kinsale -- Wondering Why -- Honourable Terms, or a Thousand Deaths -- 'A Barbarous Nation for Which Christ Never Died' -- Dossier of Treason -- A Dead Juan Walking -- The Trial -- The Aftermath -- Legacy.
Subject Ireland -- History -- 1558-1603.
Anglo-Spanish War, 1585-1604.
Kinsale (Ireland) -- History -- Siege, 1601-1602.
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1485-1603.
Spain -- History, Military -- 17th century.
ISBN 9781605989440 (hardcover)
1605989444 (hardcover)
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