Re: The Spanish Armada of 1588
Another of your outstanding productions, Bill, very well done.
I have a few books on the Armada era, although the days of sail are not my strong point or interest, as you know, and I know that you had a tremendous amount of work on your plate to come up with such a succinct overview of the politics, the battle and the tactics. My books, of course, quote extensively from the "ancient tomes" upon which all must rely for the history of the battle, and to be able to wade through the diffuse and florid writing style of those days (with their inherent biases and lack of factual reporting) must have been real work! I really enjoyed reading your version, which made sense of a very scattered and inconclusive set of actions.
Don Boyer, GMT-2,
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
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