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Spanish story of the Armada and other essays. by James Anthony Froude

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Published by Longmans, Green in London .
Written in English


  • Pérez, Antonio, d. 1611.,
  • Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582.,
  • Templars.,
  • Armada, 1588.,
  • Norway -- Description and travel.

Book details:

The Physical Object
Pagination394 p.
Number of Pages394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14053137M

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