Spanish Armada Research Paper

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In 1588, off the coast of Grave-lines, France, Spain’s so-called “insuperable Armada” was defeated by the English soldiers under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake. Their main aim was to overthrow Queen Elizabeth1 of England and the Tudor establishment of Protestantism in England. After fighting for almost eight hours, a change in wind direction forced the Spanish to retreat from the battle and sailed toward the North Sea. The Spanish Armada had hoped to win the battle, but were unfortunately defeated, and the survivors forced to sail back to Spain.
In the late 1580s, English raids against Spanish had commenced, and Queen Elizabeth 1 in support of the Dutch rebels in the Spanish Netherlands faced King
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The English Navy, were able to defeat the Armada because the wind blew the Spanish ships towards the north. Queen Elizabeth had received word of the intended attack by the Spanish. At first she was not bothered because she had heard the same rumors for the last thirty years, but it was now evident that the Spanish Armada was ready to attack which prompted the English Navy to prepare themselves adequately.
The defeat of the Armada in 1588 has long been held as one of England's greatest military achievements, and a sign of the strength and spirit imparted to the country by the rule of Queen Elizabeth 1. According to the video of Spanish Armada it is clear that, the English defenders were too powerful for the Spanish invading force. They were also adequately prepared and defeated the Spanish through a mere luck. Although luck was on their side, the English were confident of victor and used good strategy to defeat the Armada.
The 1588 battle made the Armada famous because at that time England was a small nation with a little navy and they were facing the most powerful country in the world at the time. They overwhelmed Spain, with help from Mother Nature which marked the beginning of England’s mastery of the seas. The great tale, of the English navy began, as did serious English colonization and

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