The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland

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His words proved to be more than a warning: they were a prophecy, which was inexorably fulfilled. A siren of alluring beauty, the Irish coast also conceals deadly danger. Destiny was to conspire to transform it into an instrument of terrible destruction and tragic loss of life. In the Atlantic the Armada encountered continuous southerly winds and unknown ocean currents. It was two centuries before it became possible to calculate longitude at sea, and they were unaware that they had not sailed far enough westwards to give ...

The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland 2010, Gill Books, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9780717148127

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