Richard Wernham was born on 11 October 1906. He studied at Exeter College, Oxford from 1925 to
1928. He was appointed a Fellow of Trinity College in 1934, remaining there until 1951. He was
Professor of Modern History and a Fellow of Worcester College from 1951 to 1972. He died on 17
His publications include
Before the Armada: The Emergence of the English Nation, 1485-1588 (Jonathan Cape, 1966).
The Making of Elizabethan Foreign Policy, 1558-1603 (University of California Press, 1980).
The Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589 (Navy
Records Society, 1989).
The Return of the Armadas. The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain, 1595-1603
(Clarendon Press, 1994).
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