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Garrett Mattingly gets off in the weeds a little in this book and that slows down his narrative for those of us who are not historians. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James G. Tittsworth
I now have a hard copy of this book.
I wanted one mainly because back in 1967 while at Ohio State had to make a book report on it in a history class. Read more
An excellent book. Very well-written, enjoyable, and easy to read. There's a lot of background on the other personalities and issues of the era as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by vab
Nonfiction concerning the events of 1587-1589. So many people and concepts to tickle the mind, especially for those of us who enjoy wooden ships and historical conflicts. Read morePublished 16 months ago by MW
HE SHOWS WHAT WAS HAPPENING FROM A SIXTEEN CENTURY VIEWPOINT RATHER THAN IMPOSING 20TH CENTURY VALUES TO THE ACTIONS OF THE VARIOUS PLAYERSPublished 18 months ago by Leo E Sands
I don't usually read 'kings and queens' histories, as I prefer economic and cultural history, but Mattingly is unique. Read morePublished 19 months ago by westwind
If you have any interest in the history of the Western world, this book is fascinating. Religion vs nationalism, a turning point.Published 20 months ago by Frank Kashner
Listened to an audio of this book many years ago, and felt it was a masterful narrative. This book is a physically beautiful complement to the narrative.Published on August 12, 2013 by Charlie B