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By Paul E. J. Hammer

among 1544 and 1604, Tudor England used to be focused on a chain of wars which strained govt and society to their limits. by the point Elizabeth grew to become queen in 1558, England and Wales have been likened to 'a bone thrown among canines' - the nice eu powers of France and Spain.
Elizabeth's Wars tells the tale of the way Elizabeth I and her govt overcame early stumbling blocks and progressively rebuilt England's army energy on either land and sea, soaking up important classes approximately glossy battle from 'secret wars' fought at the Continent and within the waters of the recent international. Elizabeth herself used to be a reluctant player in international wars and feared the political and fabric expenses of in a foreign country strive against - misgivings which proved totally justified in the course of England's nice conflict with Spain within the 1580s and '90s. however, Elizabeth's armies and army succeeded in battling Spain to a standstill in campaigns which spanned the Low international locations, northern France, Spain and the Atlantic, in addition to the recognized Armada crusade of 1588; when in eire the final Irish resistance to overall English domination of the rustic was once eventually beaten in the direction of the tip of Elizabeth's reign.
Combining unique paintings and a synthesis of present study, Paul E.J. Hammer deals a full of life new exam of those lengthy and expensive, yet finally profitable, wars - army exploits that have been to turn out very unlikely acts to stick to for Elizabeth's instant successors.

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