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    Spanish Armada

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    religions of Europe were trying to spread its reach to new parts of the world and each had countries pushing each religion as much as they could. The Anglo-Spanish War between England and Spain during 1585-1604 is a great example of this, although it was never official declared a war. One thing that made this war quite note worthy was the Spanish Armada, a fleet of 130-armed ship versus the well-trained navy of England. It is possible the world most famous naval battle and showed the true strength of England

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    The Spanish Armada was one of the most important historical events during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The fleet, under the command of Duke Medina Sidonia, and named in Spanish “Grande y Felicísima Armada” or “Armada Invencible” which translated literally to the "Great and Most Fortunate Navy" or "Invincible Fleet”, was comprised of 130 ships, with the purpose of attacking England, overthrowing Elizabeth Tudor and her Protestantism, which was in direct conflict with the Spanish Catholicism under

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    The Spanish Armada

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    surviving letters from members aboard both English and Spanish ships involved in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, it is easily possible for Historians to piece together the information to find a recount of the events in August 1588. Whilst re-suppling their 66 ships in Plymouth, the English fleet were caught by surprise by the Spanish Armada and were trapped due to an incoming tide. Although the Spanish 'council of war' proposed that the Spanish fleet ride into shore and attack the English from

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    The Failure of Spanish Armada

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    The Spanish Armada, also known as the Invincible, was a fleet of about 130 ships in 1588, in hopes to defeat England. Its aim was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and Tudor establishment of Protestantism in hopes to stop English interference in Spanish Netherlands. During the 1500’s, Spain attained great power over much of the world. As being the world’s leader, King Philip II wanted to convert Protestants to Church of Roman. Ultimately, the final events leading to his decision of invasion were the

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    The Spanish Armada

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    The Spanish Armada also called the Invincible Armada, and more correctly La Armada Grande. It was a fleet intended to invade England and to put an end to the English aggression against the Spanish Crown. However it was a fatal mistake and after a week’s fighting the Spanish Armada was shattered, this led to the gradual decline in maritime power of Spain. Spanish powers dominated and influence much of the “known world” during the 16th Century. Spanish leader King Phillip II had reasons to eliminate

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    The Armada was known as an invincible fleet due to the formation that all the fleets would go into. The formation consisted of a few ships becoming a distraction and the others would come from behind for a sneak attack. This “armada was an elite fleet sent out by King Philip II in 1588 to invade England.” (brittanica.com) His main goal for pursuing England wasn’t for land or money, but for revenge on England’s Queen. Queen Elizabeth of England had made Philip II her enemy in 1587 when she executed

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    The Spanish Armada: Superior Commanding

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    The Spanish Armada arose in the 1580’s because the so-called “invincible” Spanish armada was on a mission to overthrow the heretic queen Elizabeth I. The Spanish also wanted to put an end to the English robbing their exports from America. Through six days of naval warfare, the English stood victors because of the innovative thinking and tactics by Sir Francis Drake. The Spanish Armada was a test of guts and strategy for both the Spanish and English Navy’s, but Sir Francis Drake, commander of the

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    History of the Battle of the Spanish Armada The great naval battle between Spain and England in 1588- one of the most important battles in the history of the world- is known as the Battle of the Invincible Armada. But in a sense, this is a misnomer. An invincible armada is one that cannot be defeated, yet the mighty fleet of warships that Spain sent to invade England, was defeated so badly that Spain could never again rule the oceans. How was it possible that this armada, which had awed all of

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    Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada The cold, stormy night was all too familiar to the English. A devious plan by Spain's king, Philip II, was being formed to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I of England and rid the world of the English "heretics."1 It was a story of deception, false judgments, and poor planning. What was one king's dream turned into his country's nightmare. While the Spanish had bad leaders, the English had good ones. The Spanish had bigger, but slower ships, while the English had

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    1588 the Spanish Armada also know as the Invincible Armada had set sail from Lisbon to secure the english channel to lead a spanish invasion army to britain. King Philip II dispatched the 130-ship Spanish Armada also known as the spanish fleet. His goals were to invade the coast of england and overthrow Queen Elizabeth. Before this war that King Philip II started Spaniards and English were close. The Spanish were the English's best customers. Before this entire armada there was a another armada the year

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