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" English ; and the latter soon found, that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while their cannon, placed too high, shot over the heads of the English.... "
History of England, from the Roman invasion to the accession of Queen Victoria i - Page 102
by William Angus (A.M.) - 1837 - 297 pages
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The History of England, Volume 5

David Hume - Great Britain - 1775
...that even in clofe fight the fize of the Spanifh (hips was no advantage to them. . Their bulk expofed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while their cannon placed too high, (hot over the heads of the Englifh. The alarm having now reached the coaft of England, the nobility...
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The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and ..., Volume 3

William Russell - Europe - 1802
...the size of the Spanish ships was of no advantage to the enemy. Their bulk exposed them to the fire, while their cannon, placed too high, shot over the heads of the English men of war. Every thing conspired to the ruin of this vast armament. Sir Francis Drake took the great...
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The duty of every Briton at this perilous moment: a sermon. To which is ...

John Evans - 1803
...found, that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while their cannon, placed too high, shot over 25 the heads of the English. The alarm having now reached the coast of England, the nobUity and gentry...
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The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Csar to the ..., Volume 5

David Hume - Great Britain - 1807
...found, that that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy : while...placed too high, shot over the heads of the English. The alarm having now reached the coast of England, the nobility and gentry hastened out with their...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...found, that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while...placed too high, shot over the heads of the English. The alarm having now reached the coast of England, the nobility and gentry hastened out with their...
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The Flowers of Modern History: Comprehending on a New Plan, the Most ...

John Adams - Great Britain - 1813 - 310 pages
...fight, the size of the Spanish ships was of no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them to the fire, while their cannon, placed too high, shot over the heads of the English. Ever}' thing conspired to the ruin of this vast armament. Sir Francis Drake took the great galleon...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 13

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...found, that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while...placed too high, shot over the heads of the English. The alarm having now reached the coast of England, the nobility and gentry hastened out with their...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1814
...found, that even in close fight the size of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while...placed too high, shot over the heads of the English. The alarm having now reached the coast of England, the nobility and gentry hastened out with their...
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Hume and Smollett Abridged, and Continued to the Accession of George IV.

David Hume, John Robinson - Great Britain - 1824 - 501 pages
...its rear, and soon found that the largeness of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy : while their cannon, placed too Ifigh, passed over the heads of the English. The armada had now reached Calais, and cast anchor, in...
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Hume and Smollett's Celebrated History of England, from Its First Settlement ...

David Hume, John Robinson - Great Britain - 1827 - 496 pages
...its rear, and soon found that the largeness of the Spanish ships was no advantage to them. Their bulk exposed them the more to the fire of the enemy ; while their cannon, placed too high, passed over the heads of the English. The armada had now reached Calais", and cast anchor, in expectation...
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