The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare - Renaissance to by Jeremy Black

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The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of war - Renaissance to Revolution 1492-1792

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The Philippines, for example, are frequencly presented in aclases as Spanish from 1570; although Spanish expeditions reached northern Luzon before the end of the sixteenth century, specific documentary reference to a Spanish presence in what is now central Ifugao dates only from 1736, and Spanish military and missionary activity was still sporadic during the nineteenth century. As yet, despite the establishment of Spanish power in the Mariana Islands in 1668 and the Caroline Islands in 1696, and the development of Spanish cross-Pacific trade between Manila and Acapulco, European contact with the Pacific and Australasia was limited.

He put the Venetians on the left, Gian Andrea Doria on the right, and took the centre himself, adding weight to the line with six Venetian galleasses (three-masted lateen-rigged galley) which were longer and heavier-gunned than galleys. There was no tactical subtlety; Don John relied on battering his way to victory. More than 29 100,000 men took part in the battle. Superior Christian gunnery, the fighting qualities of the Spanish infantry who served on both the Spanish and the Venetian ships, and the exhaustion of Ottoman gunpowder, all helped to bring a crushing victory in four hours' fighting.

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