English naval expansion under the French threat, 1556-1564

Redding, Benjamin (2016) English naval expansion under the French threat, 1556-1564. International Journal of Maritime History, 28 (4). pp. 640-653. ISSN 0843-8714

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In the autumn of 1555, after almost a decade of decay, the Marian regime decided to rebuild the English navy. With the encouragement of her Spanish husband, Queen Mary supported the new construction of three large carracks that would assist in the kingdom’s war against the substantial maritime forces of Henri II of France. Even with the potential insurance of Spanish military reinforcements from her husband, the French navy had expanded unprecedentedly under Henri II, forcing England’s maritime resources to their limits. This article will argue that it was these conflicts with France between 1557 and 1564 that forced the Marian and early Elizabethan institutions to endorse a policy of naval expansion.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 23:57
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 02:22
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79801
DOI: 10.1177/0843871416662819


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