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  • The Armada Of The Spanish Armada

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    THE SPANISH ARMADA Armada Portrait Queen Elizabeth I The Armada Portrait Buy at Allposters.com The defeat of the Spanish Armada is one of the most famous events in English history. It was arguably Queen Elizabeth 's finest hour. For years she had been hailed as the English Deborah, the saviour of the English people, and now it seemed that this is what she had really become. She was now Bellona, the goddess of war, and in triumph she had led her people to glory, defeating the greatest power in

  • The Failure Of The Spanish Armada

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    The Spanish armada was the attempted Spanish invasion of England. This invasion was set into action to stop the heresy, king Philip II of Spain had claimed Elizabeth I of doing as she had accepted the protestant form of Christianity and implemented it throughout England. the Spanish set off with 130 ships and the English had significantly fewer ships, that were much smaller. The Armada ultimately but the cause of this failure had been heavily debated. Some historians argue that it was due to English

  • The Purpose Of The Spanish Armada

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    enormous Spanish fleet of 130 ships sailed from A Coruña under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia with the sole purpose of invading England. If the invasion succeeded, it would change the world and Christianity; there would not be an England, as we know it, in its place a Spanish colony; Catholicism would prevail as the superior form of Christianity over Protestantism. There would be no British Empire, but, in its stead, the Spanish Empire. The USA would be heavily influenced by the Spanish. The

  • The Spanish Armada Essay

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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

  • Essay about 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

  • Causes Of The Spanish Armada

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    supreme power. King Philip II decided to send the Spanish Armada to invade and attack England. In this time period, hostilities stirred up between two powerful countries that wanted what was best for themselves. Spain at the time was just starting to gather forces and begin the development of their fleet. Well, in the year 1588 Queen Elizabeth I constructed a fleet of her own, which later became one of the most dominant navies in the world. The Spanish Armada was a major obstacle for England, and even though

  • The Spanish Armada By William Shakespeare

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    The Spanish Armada is about a boat that set sail in July 1588 by the Spanish, and it was ordered by the catholic King Philip ii of Spain to invade England and take down the protestant Queen Elizabeth i. Queen Elizabeth i, was catholic but then became protestant. The Church did not like her decision and they wanted her to become catholic again, so the Pope encouraged King Philip ii of Spain if he could try to make England catholic again. King Philip agreed to do what the Pope had asked of him. For

  • Elizabeth I and the Spanish Armada Essay

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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

  • Why Did the Spanish Armada Fail?

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    Why did the Spanish armada fail? Introduction The Spanish armada started in 1588 and finished around a month later. The Spanish lost dramatically for several reasons. This essay will tell you why the Spanish failed so badly and why England won. Admirals Medina Sidonia the Spanish admiral was not as strong as the English admirals Drake and Howard for a lot of reasons. This will have caused the Spanish a major setback from winning the Spanish armada because they would not have been as strong as

  • The Spanish Armada Of King Philip II

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    pushed over the edge when they started pirating ships from the Spanish Netherlands (currently the Netherlands, formerly ruled by Spain) for goods. He sent over a mighty fleet commanded by Admiral Marquis of Santa Cruz and the Duke of Medina Sidonia to regain control of the North Sea and exterminate Protestantism. Despite being vastly outnumbered, due to ingenuity, skill, and luck, the English forces were able to

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