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The Earl of Essex and English expeditionary Forces

Paul E. J. Hammer

in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199218608
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199218608.013.0037

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

The Earl of Essex and English expeditionary Forces

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This article describes in detail the wars England engaged in against Spain between 1585 and 1604. It talks about how this war is often regarded as a predominantly naval war and the importance of the war on sea has adopted in the history of the Elizabethan reign. The article emphasizes, in contrast, the part land warfare played in the conflict. In particular the article discusses the role of Robert Devereux, second Earl of Essex in the war.

Keywords: Spain; conflict; naval war; war on land; Robert Devereux; second Earl of Essex

Article.  5852 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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