Parish, John E.
The Rice Institute Pamphlet, Volume 44, Number 1 (1957)
The panic which seized the people of England as the awesome Spanish Armada neared their costs in 1588 and the universal thanksgiving which followed its defeat have often been described. Not nearly so well known is the fact that there were Englishmen – a pitiable but passionate minority – who wished the Armada well and to whom its departure from ports of Spain was the reward of years of earnest effort. One man’s part in that effort, covering the period between 1580 and 1588, is the subject of the present study.