The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain, 1595-1603


This sequel to R.B. Wernham's acclaimed After the Armada picksup where its companion volume left off. The defeat of the Spanish Armada did not put an end to Spanish sea power, and by the mid-1590s the war against Spain had been renewed. Rebellion in Ireland added to the problems faced by the Government in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. R.B. Wernham sets out to examine these major events of the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign and to assess their impact on English policy. This is a lucidly written and superbly integrated study of events and policies during this period by a leading historian of Elizabethan affairs.