The Great Expedition (osprey Raid 17)

Sir Francis Drake On The Spanish Main 1585-1586

57499dc8ac688.jpg Author Alan Gilliland, Angus Konstam, and Peter Dennis
Isbn 9781849082457
File size 6.3 MB
Year 2011
Pages 80
Language English
File format PDF
Category History

Book Description:

In 1585, the English launched a pre-emptive strike against Spain, by attacking her New World colonies. Led by Sir Francis Drake, in command of 21 ships and 1,800 soldiers, the expedition struck first at the Canary Islands, then attacked the city of Santo Domingo and the treasure port of Cartagena. Frequently outnumbered, Drake's soldiers won an series of spectacular victories and, laden with treasure, sailed home to a hero's welcome.

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