Failure of the Spanish Armada

Spanish Armada

Political and religious differences between Catholic Spain and Protestant England leading up to the conflict. The Spanish Empire was transformed by the English, English sailors consciously targeting Spanish shipping around the Atlantic and Europe.

Spanish Armada was a naval force of about 130 ships estimated at over 18,000 soldiers. Approximately 40 shops were warships, and The Spanish Armada had an individual plan called 'Great and most fortunate navy.'

Queen Elizabeth authorized Francis Drake to make a strike against the great Spanish Armada.

In 1587 he sailed to a Spanish Port of Cadiz and destroyed thirty-seven enemy ships.

In May 1587, the Spanish Armada, after several years of preparation, set sail from Lisbon under the command of the Duke. For the first time on July 31, 1588, the Spanish Armada and the English fleet met each other off the coast of Plymouth. English fleet successfully damaged some of the Spanish ships, but they were unable to pierce Spanish Armada's defensive formation.

By 1588 July Spanish Armada was on the English Channel.

The defeat of the Spanish Armada

The commander of the Spanish Armada was Duke of Medina Sidonia. The Spaniards had very strict formation up the Channel, England realized that it would be difficult to break. Although by that time, these two Great Spanish ships were destroyed during the basic battles. Spaniard ships 'The Rosario collided' and also other ships were captured by Francis Drake.

At midnight English fire ships approached the Spanish Armada. The Spaniards cut their anchor cables and were ready to fight. In the darkness, many ships crashed to each other and were destroyed, the Spanish Armada failed.

Sir Francis Drake played an essential role in the failure of the Spanish Armada.

He was a vice-admiral of the English fleet.

There were several battles between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada. Both sides had a loss. The Spanish Armada had lost over 2,000 men during the naval battles with the English. But their way back home was more deadly. The sea storms

Ravaged Their ships, and several ships were sunk, while others broke apart after being thrown against the seashore. Finally, when the Spanish Armada reached Spain in 1588, they had lost over 0 ships and suffered some 15,000 deaths. The weather caused most of the loss of Spanish Armada, but its defeat was a great success and military victory for England.

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Circumnavigation of the Earth

Principal Voyage In 1577, the war again broke out between England and Spain. Sir Francis Drake was chosen as the leader of the expedition. Drake was intended to pass around South America through the Strait of Magellan, and explore the land with his crew. Francis Drake had his plans and continued raiding Spanish fleets, wanted, and attacked Spanish settlements in South America. Sir Francis Drake and his fleet left the port in 1577 on December 13, and there were five ships under his command: 'The Elizabeth,' 'Swan,' 'Christoper,' 'Marigold,' and the 'Pelican.' Drake sailed across the Atlantic to Brazil than to the coast of Argentina to an area called Patagonia. In Spring 1578, Drake reached the Brazilian coast, and around this time, Drake renamed his ship 'Golden Hind.' The great explorer with his fleet sailed to the west coast of South America. Along with Chile and Peru, Francis Drake destroyed several Spanish vessels and took their riches. After going through the Strait of Magellan, Drake started making his way up to the West coast of the United States. He, with the fleet, stopped for a while near Modern-day Oregon. In 1579 June, Francis Drake landed at Point Reyes, which is nowadays San Francisco, California, and here he spent several weeks with friendly Miwok natives. Across the Pacific and around Africa In July, The Golden Hind left the area and sailed across the Pacific Ocean, which took over two months, and for weeks they saw no land. The ship finally reached Mollusca,

Failure of the Spanish Armada

Spanish Armada Political and religious differences between Catholic Spain and Protestant England leading up to the conflict. The Spanish Empire was transformed by the English, English sailors consciously targeting Spanish shipping around the Atlantic and Europe. Spanish Armada was a naval force of about 130 ships estimated at over 18,000 soldiers. Approximately 40 shops were warships, and The Spanish Armada had an individual plan called 'Great and most fortunate navy.' Queen Elizabeth authorized Francis Drake to make a strike against the great Spanish Armada. In 1587 he sailed to a Spanish Port of Cadiz and destroyed thirty-seven enemy ships. In May 1587, the Spanish Armada, after several years of preparation, set sail from Lisbon under the command of the Duke. For the first time on July 31, 1588, the Spanish Armada and the English fleet met each other off the coast of Plymouth. English fleet successfully damaged some of the Spanish ships, but they were unable to pierce Spanish Armada's defensive formation. By 1588 July Spanish Armada was on the English Channel. The defeat of the Spanish Armada The commander of the Spanish Armada was Duke of Medina Sidonia. The Spaniards had very strict formation up the Channel, England realized that it would be difficult to break. Although by that time, these two Great Spanish ships were destroyed during the basic battles. Spaniard ships 'The Rosario collided' and also other ships were captured by Francis Drake. At midnight English fire ships approached the Spanish