The Spanish Galleon
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Spanish Galleon by Angus Konstam
Book DescriptionDuring the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and war ships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. This book traces the development of the Spanish Galleon, and outlines the constructional methods, the ordnance and the crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels. It examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766379
(250mm x 190mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include Elite 67: Pirates 1660 1730, New Vanguard 62: Renaissance War Galley 1470 1590 and New Vanguard 70: Pirate Ship 1660 1730. Angus currently lives in Edinburgh, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer."
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