- ISBN/SKU: 978-1-84832-145-8
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: Age of Discovery
- Number of Pages: 320
- Subject: Colonial America
- Date Available: August 2012
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Within a generation of Columbus’s first landfall in the Caribbean, Spain ruled an empire in Central and South America many times its size, while, in stark contrast, the English had only succeeded in settling the banks of one waterway and several bays. Invading America examines English development by reviewing the voyages, the conflict with the native peoples, the lack of leadership and the unrealistic ambitions. Using documentary evidence and vivid first-hand accounts, it offers a new perspective on the often tragic, sometimes heroic, English attempts at settlement.
David Childs, a retired Royal Navy officer, worked as the Development Director of the Mary Rose Trust, and has published The Warship Mary Rose and Tudor Sea Power. He lives in England.