Bloody Violent History


Episode Summary

'Jehovah blew with His winds, and they were scattered'

Episode Notes

1588.  The history of a nation has many waypoints and the Spanish Armada is one of the key stepping-stones in the folklore and legend of the British Isles.  Names such as Drake, Howard, Frobisher and Hawkins are synonymous with the dash and daring of the action.  

Yet behind the scenes was an intelligence war masterminded by the spy chief Sir Francis Walsingham.  It involved secret agents, black propaganda, disinformation and even murder. Ultimately, the Armada was pursued by the English navy, hounded by fireships and wrecked in storms on the coastline of Britain and Ireland.

So it Goes

Tom Assheton & James Jackson


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