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.
This volume continues Monson’s history from the Islands Voyage of 1597 to the end of the war in 1603, and adds various short pieces on naval strategy and administration.
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.