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5 Facts About Spanish Armada

Here are 5 facts about Spanish Armada

  • It was the Spanish fleet that sailed against England under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1588
  • It's mission was to sail to Flanders and transport an army under the Duke of Parma across the Channel to England
  • After arriving in Flanders it was driven from its anchorage by an English fire ship attack
  • In the ensuing naval battle at Gravelines the Spanish were forced to abandon their mission
  • Forced to sail north round the tip of Scotland more than fifty ships of the fleet were lost on the journey backto Spain
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