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Armada: The Story of Thomas Hobbs is the fifteenth book in the My Story series. It is also the fifth book in the series with a male protagonist. The book was written by Jim Eldridge. It was published by Scholastic UK on September 20, 2002 with Bryan Perrett's Crimea.


"To my wife, Lynne"

Book description[]

"April 1587
Now I saw the Spanish ships clearly. Even from this distance I could see the men on board scurrying around the upper decks, and knew they were hurrying to their stations, ready for battle. But we had been too quick for them. "FIRE!!" roared Mr Belson from the centre of the gundeck. Jones thrust his smoking taper into the back of the cannon and sparks flared from out the hole. "Back!" Jones shouted, and we all leapt away – just in time because a loud explosion filled the area around us with smoke, bright sparks and flames...



Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Armada characters


Main article: Jim Eldridge

Jim Eldridge is an author of over one hundred books. He has also worked as a radio, film and television screenwriter. Armada is Eldridge's second book for My Story. He is also the author of The Trenches, Flying Ace, Spy Smuggler, Desert Danger, Roman Invasion, The Sweep's Boy, Pyramid of Secrets, Standing Alone, Dodger!, London Stories, and Codename Céline.



See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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