History of War

CONTROVERSY AT CÁDIZ

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“RALEIGH AND ESSEX WERE EACH DETERMINED TO LEAD THE NAVAL ASSAULT INTO THE BAY OF CÁDIZ, AND ESSEX FUMED WHEN HE WAS ASSIGNED A BACKUP ROLE”

The 1596 raid on Cádiz was a lesson in the dangers of a divided command. Although Spanish leadership at Cádiz was also weak (the Duke of Medina Sidonia, who had commanded the Spanish Armada, was technically in command but seemed paralysed at the approach of the Anglo-Dutch fleet) it did not

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