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The Last Armada

(2014)
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The story of the last great naval battle between England and Spain, evoking a number of colorful and dangerous personalities who fought in the climactic conclusion to these two countries' great rivalry on the sea.

Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601.

As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Aguila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish armada. His mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's England and hold it.

Facing him is Charles Blount, a brilliant English strategist whose career is also under a cloud. His affair with a married woman edged him into a treasonous conspiracy - and brought him to within a hair's breadth of the gallows.

Meanwhile, Irish insurgent Hugh O'Neill knows that this is his final chance to drive the English out of Ireland. For each man, this is the last throw of the dice. Tomorrow they will be either heroes or failures.

These colorful commanders come alive in this true story of courage and endurance, of bitterness and betrayal, and of drama and intrigue at the highest levels in the courts of England and Spain.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Aguila, and Hugh O'Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion
Author(s): Des Ekin
ISBN: 1-60598-944-4 / 978-1-60598-944-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Aguila, and Hugh O'Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion
Author(s): Des Ekin
ISBN: 1-68177-352-X / 978-1-68177-352-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Last Armada: Siege of 100 Days: Kinsale 1601
Author(s): Des Ekin
ISBN: 1-84717-598-8 / 978-1-84717-598-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Aguila, and Hugh O'Neill: The Story of the 100-Day Spanish Invasion
Author(s): Des Ekin
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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