There could not be a more exciting, a more inspiring, moment for a young man to arrive in London than in the year or so before the Armada. Not to be there was not to be there on St. Crispin’s day. To be there was to be in at the birth of modern England — the first demonstration, with the victory over imperial Spain, that a new power had come into the front rank of European powers.
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