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1405. Pero Niño sent with some

Tyrannical Conduct of Henry

Galleys to assist the French 20

towards his Widow

48

The Sieur de Seignelai joins 1411. Sir John Prendergest and

him

20

William Long

48

Character of the Spanish

Prendergest takes sanctuary

naval Commanders

23

in the Porch of West-

A Spaniard's Opinion of the

minster Abbey

49

English

24

He is sent out with a Fleet,

A Town on the Cornish

and plunders a Town in

Coast burnt

25

France

49

They fear to attack Falmouth 25 1413. Henry IV. prepares for a

They are repulsed at Ply-

Crusade

51

mouth

26

His Death

51

Affair at Portland

26 1415. Measure for the Prevention

Poole attacked in Revenge

of Piracy

52

for Henry Paye's Expedi-

Battle of Agincourt

53

tions upon the coast of 1416. Emperor Sigismund arrives

Spain

27

in England

53

They appear before South-

His, Reception at his Landing 53

ampton

29 Siege of Harfleur by the

The Expedition returns to

French

54

France

30

Defeat of the French Fleet

Pero Niño at the House of

by Bedford

55

the old Admiral of France 31 Wildfire used against the

He obtains Pay for his Men 33

English Ships

56

1406. His People dismayed by an

Genoese Carracks defeated 56

Eclipse of the Sun

34 Henry V.'s intended Cru-

He is driven from the Orwell

sade

56
to the Coast of Flanders 34

He comes in Sight of an En.

CHAP. VIII.

glish Squadron

35

The Sieur de Seignelai ad.

FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY

vises him not to seek an

VI. TO THE DEATH OF RI-

Action

35
Spaniard's Preparation for

CHARD III.

Battle

35 The Abbot of Canterbury

He endeavours to burn the

concerned in Piracy

59

English Ships

36

Decay of the English Interest

Failure and Flight of the

in France

59

French and Spanish Squad- 1435. Burgundy forms an Alliance

ron

36

with France

60

The Two Commanders part

The Flemings consent to the

Company

37

War against England 61

Pero Niño persuades some

Preparations at Ghent 62

Breton Lords to join in an

Siege of Calais determined

Expedition against Jersey 38

on

63

Defeat of the Jerseymen

41 The English unsuccessfully

He imposes a Contribution 44

attempt Boulogne

64

He is recalled to Spain

45

Flemings defeated in an

1405. Thomas of Lancaster, Ad.

Affair near Gravelines 65

miral

45

Siege of Calais

67

1406. The Merchants contract to

Castles of Oye and Merk

keep the Seas

45

taken

69

Action with the French Ad-

Duke Humphrey's Message

miral Le Clugnet

46

to the Duke of Burgundy 72

1407. Henry IV. narrowly escapes

Arrival of the Flemish Fleet 73

from Conspirators when

Attempt to block up the Port

crossing the Thames 46

with Stone Ships

74

1410. Earl of Kent goes against

The Fleet returns

75

the Rovers on the Coast

The Besieged destroy the

of Bretagne

47

Bastile

75

He is slain in attacking a

Retreat of the Flemish Army 77

Town there

48

Duke Humphrey arrives 79

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He ravages Flanders

80

Vaucler refuses to admit him 110

The Fleet infests the Flemish

Warwick scours the Coast . 111

Coasts

81 His great Popularity

. 112

Troubles in Flanders

82

Charles the Bold sends a

Siege of Crotoy by the Bur.

Fleet against him

- 113

gundians

83

A Storm disperses it, and

Talbot goes to its Relief 85

Warwick effects a Landing

Honourable Conduct of Sir

in England

115

John of Luxemburg

85 Edward escapes by Sea

Siege raised

87

He lands at Alkmaer

117

Attempt to destroy Calais by

Rejoicings in France for War.

inundating the Country 89

wick's Success

118

1439. Commercial Restrictions 89

Conduct of Charles the Bold 118

Piracy renewed

92

Philip de Comines sent to

Hannequin Leeuw

92

Calais

- 119

The Easterling Freebooters

His Negotiation there
defeated by the Hollanders

English Refugees at the Court
and Zeelanders, who then

121

sweep the Seas

93 1471. Edward assisted with Ships

Hendrick Van Borselen 93

and Money

122

1441. Frequent piratical Descents

He lands in the Humber

123

on the Coast of England 94

Is received at York

- 127

Armament for its Protection 94 Battle of Barnet

129
Petition against the Genoese 96 The Bastard Falconbridge,

1413. Truce

97

Vice-Admiral for his Bro-

1452. Summary Justice for Offences

ther Warwick
committed at Sea, or in the

He sails up the Thames 131

Ports

98

He attacks London

- 132

1456. Outrages upon foreign Mer-

The Citizens defeat him 134

chants

98 Edward marches against him 133

1457. Sandwich attacked by the

Falconbridge obtains Terms 136

French

99 He is put to Death

France rejects the Overtures

Oxford takes to the Sea

- 137

for Peace

101 He occupies St. Michael's

1459. Feigned Reconciliation of

Mount

137

the great Factions in Eng.

Is compelled to surrender,

land

102

and is imprisoned in the

Warwick, Lord High ad.

Castle of Hammes . 138

miral

102

Peace with France

- 139

His Action with the Spaniards

Decline of Naval Force un-

and Genoese

103

der Edward IV.

140

His Breach of Truce with

Richmond saved in his first
the Hanse Towns

103

Attempt against Richard
He escapes from England to

III., but the Weather still

Calais

104 prevents his Landing 140

Somerset refused Admission

Oxford is released, and joins

there

104

him

141

The Yorkites from Calais

Richard III. slain

141

surprise Sandwich, and

carry off the ships from

CHAP. IX.

thence

105

Sandwich again surprised,

FROM THE ACCESSION OF HENRY

and the principal Lancas-

VII. TO THE DEATH OF QUEEN

terians put to Death by

Warwick

MARY.

106

Earl of Wiltshire's Baseness 107 1485. Great Decay of the Navy 142

1463. A French Force sent to assist

Acts for the Encouragement

Queen Margaret

107 of our Shipping

- 142

Part of the French taken in

Act for checking the Depo.

Holy Island

108

pulation of the Isle of

1469. Warwick quarrels with

Wight

144

King Edward

Henry uneasy at the Views of

470. He Aies to Calais

109

France

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King to take the Command

in attacking it

- 181

He is reproved for the Advice 182

Prior John arrives with the

Galleys

182

Howard attacks them de.

sperately, and loses his Life 183

1514. Prior John attacks Bright-

helmstone

184

He loses an Eye there 185

Devastations on the Coast of

Normandy

Peace

• 185

1518. Marriage of the Princess

Mary and Louis XII. 185

1520. Tournay restored for a Sum

of Money

Proposal for selling Calais 187

Meeting on the Field of the

Cloth of Gold

- 188

Ominous Incidents

- 188

1521. Designs against the French

Navy

189

Sea-rovers

Charles V. comes to England 190

Morlaix taken and burnt 192

Spanish Fleet at Portsmouth 193

Designs frustrated

- 193

Orders to annoy the French

Fishery

194

1523. Stone Ship again sunk at

Calais

194

Fitzwilliam repulsed at Tre

port

He destroys the Ships there 196

Letters of Thanks

196

Gallant Action of Mariner

and Markham against a

French Squadron

. 196

1527. Dover in a defenceless State 197

War with the Emperor - 198

Its injurious Effects on Trade 198

Intercourse with the Nether-

lands restored

- 199

A Flemish Vessel pursues a

Erench one to the Tower

Wharf

- 200

Meeting between Henry VIII.

and Francis I.

1540. The Navy falls to Decay

during Peace

202

Navigation Act confirmed - 203

Petition from Bridport con-

cerning its Manufacture of

Cordage

203

Harbours in Devon and Corn-

wall injured by the Stream

Works from the Mines

1544. Henry besieges Boulogne 204

Dudley, Lord High Admiral 205

Boulogne taken

206

The Governor condemned to

Death

206

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- 195

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Bretagne
Action off St. Mahé

- 176
Destruction of the Regent

and the Cordelier by Fire. 177

The Great Harry

Preparations for invading

France

179

Measures for defending the

Coast of Cornwall

180

The French send for Galleys

from the Mediterranean 180

French Fleet blockaded in

Brest

181

Sir E Howard invites the

- 175

- 178

- 204

- 208

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- 253

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Agreement concerning Bou.
logne

239

Chastillon's Garden erected

there

240

Henry's Orders concerning it 240
Lord Grey of Wilton demo.
lishes it

242

1553. Naval Force at the Death of

Henry VIII,

243

Neglected under the young

King's Reign

- 243

Attempt of Chastillon to sur.

prise Boulogne-berg 244
Attempt against Jersey and
Guernsey

246

Forts between Calais and

Boulogne taken by the

French

247

Preparations for besieging

Boulogne

248

Story of M. D’Espinay and

Lord Ambrose Dudley 249
French compelled by a Storm

to break up their Camp 250
Boulogne restored for a Sum

of Money

Great Harry burnt

- 253

1557. War with France

- 253

English at St. Quentin

1558. Design against Calais

1559. Guise takes the Outworks 255

He besieges the Castle

The Castle taken

Surrender of Calais

- 259
Siege of Guisnes

- 259
Its Capture

.265
Hammes evacuated

266

Conquest of the English Pale

completed

266

The Pope congratulates the

French on their Success - 267

1558. M. de Thermes marches

from Calais

Dunkirk taken

Bergues burnt

Egmond defeats the French

near Gravelines

271

English Ships bear a Part in

the Action

272

Ravage on the Coast of Bre-

tagne

273

Attempt on Brest frustrated 274
Death of Queen Mary 274
Negotiations concerning Ca.
lais

275

Peace with France

Governor of Calais ac-

quitted

276

Isle of Sark recovered from

the French by Strata.

gem

276

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230

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Trial of the Jesuits

- 304

Calumnies against Elizabeth 305

Treaty with the States - 307

Elizabeth's Declaration

- 307

New Plans of Invasion - 317

Queen of Scots put to Death 317

Preparations for invading

England

320

Philip's Determination - 321

Negotiations at Ostend 323

Bull published

- 324

Cardinal Allen's Book 325

Prince of Parma denies all

Knowledge of its Publica-

tion

326

Prince of Parma's Prepara-

tions

327

Dutch Preparations

329

The Spanish Armada - 331

Duke of Medina Sidonia's

Orders

- 332

Preparations in England

- 334

English Fleet

Camp at Tilbury

S41

Some Papists committed to

Custody

- 343

Public Prayers

- 343

The Armada sails from Lisbon 346

Drake's first Despatch con-

cerning it

347

Government deceived - 348

Lord Effingham refuses to

weaken his Force

- 349

The Armada leaves Coruña 349

It enters the Channel - 350

First Action

351

A Galleon takes Fire

- 352

Another is taken

- 352

Action of the 23d

- 353

Captain Cock killed

- 353

Failure of Gunpowder in the

English Fleet

354

Santiago's Day

35+

Both Fleets abstain from

further Confict

355

The Armada anchors off

Calais

Parma comes to the Coast

- 357

Movements of the Dutch

Fleet

357

Fire-ships employed

- 359

A Galleon taken

- 360

Action off Gravelines - 361

Flight of the Armada - 363

Elizabeth goes to the Camp - 364

Her Speech to the Soldiers 365

False Reports of the Success

of the Armada

- 366

Its Fate

- 367

Thanksgiving in England - 368

Lord Howard made Earl of

Nottingham

370

Summary of his subsequent

Life

370

- 356

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