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Elizabeth's Wars: War, Government and Society in Tudor England, 1544-1604
The human and financial cost of war between 1544 and 1604 strained English government and society to their limits. Paul E. J. Hammer offers a new narrative of these wars which weaves together developments on land and sea. Combining original work and a synthesis of existing research, Hammer explores how the government of Elizabeth I overhauled English strategy and weapons t ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published January 3rd 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published June 27th 2003)
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This is a very detailed account that incorporates a great deal of military history as well as political and personal history. I enjoyed the author's take on E2R's leadership - and often inconsistency - in running almost constant wars in Ireland, the Netherlands, and of course, Spain. If you gravitate to military history, you'll love this one.