Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs.
In this volume are Monson’s accounts of the naval operations from Drake’s voyage of 1585 to the Cadiz Expedition of 1596. Oppenheim’s introductions amount to a detailed nava1 history of the period.
VOL BOOK I.Contents (continued), Notes to the Cadiz Voyage (continued), The Islands Voyage, A.D. 1597. The fleet prepared under Lord Thomas Howard, A.D. 1599, Voyage of Sir Richard Leveson to the Azores, A.D. 1600, Sir Richard Leveson in Ireland, A.D. 1601, Voyage of Sir Richard Leveson and Sir William Monson, A.D. 1602, Voyage of Sir William Monson, A.D. 1602., The fleet prepared under Sir Richard. Leveson, A.D. 1603, Voyage of the Earl of Cumberland to Puerto Rico, A.D. 1598, Places taken during the War, A.D. 1585-1603, Private Adventurers and their Prizes, A.D. 1585-1603, The Advantages of keeping a fleet on the Coast of Spain in the Time of War, The names of the ships the Queen left at her Death, To Sir Robert Cecyll about the Reformation of the Navy CONTENTS OF VOLUME II. How to get Intelligence on the Coast of Spain and at the Azores, Some Observations about the Queen's ships, The Disasters of some of King Henry VIII.'s ships, The Advice of the Council of War concerning withstanding the Invasion of A.D. 1588, Exceptions to some points of the Advice, The Queen's Death and the Advantages of the Peace that ensued, A Farewell to the Gentlemen to whom the Author dedicated this Book. Index. Maps.