James Hawkins

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The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588 by Felipe Fernandez-Artnesto. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988, hardbound, 300 pages, index, illustrations, $22.95. ISBN: 0-19-822926-7. For over four hundred years, the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 has been celebrated by the English as a glorious God-sent victory …

The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare, by John Keegan. New York: Viking, 1989, hardbound, 292 pages, index, photographs, $21.95. ISBN:0-670-81416-4. Since the publication of his book The Face of Battle (1976), which skillfully blended letters, diaries and reminiscences of those actually present at the battles of Agincourt, …