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  • Spanish armada

    why did the spanish armada fail? The Spanish Armada failed for a number of reasons here are some of the reasons. English ships had better artillery because Spanish cannons could only fire once an hour while the English cannons can fire every three minutes. Also the Spanish didn’t have enough trained gunners to use the cannons so they had to use normal soilders to control the cannons. The English had smaller and faster ships so they can easily weave in and out of the Spanish ships. While the

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    The Spanish Armada In this essay I will be writing an essay about the Spanish armada and its failure. Firstly‚ the most important reason for the failure of the Spanish armada was the poor planning of the Spanish. The Spanish set sail with lack of cannonballs‚ too many priests and not enough experts. They also failed to provide themselves with enough fresh food and water in case it takes more time to return. So they made many mistakes before they even set sail .any problems that might delay the

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  • The Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada set sail from Spain in 1588. King Phillip II wished to invade England for both political and religious reasons. Spain put a tremendous amount of money into the Armada and planned for years‚ but in the end the fleet was defeated. The defeat of the Spanish Armada was caused by a series of unexpected events‚ and led to Spain’s downfall as a world power‚ and England’s subsequent rise in power.  King Phillip II had many political and religious reasons to invade England. Because Phillip

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  • Spanish Armada

    History invisible armada (Spanish armada) In January 1588‚ Philip II sent a serious message to the Castile‚ the assembly in which the representatives of cities gathered: "You know all the business in which I have set for the service of God and increasing our holy Catholic faith and benefit of these kingdoms [...] This requires very large and overspending‚ because it does not go unless the security of the sea and the Indies and even their own homes. ""Enterprise" to which the king was referring to

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  • The Battle of the Spanish Armada

    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 Europe with

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  • The Influence Of The Spanish Armada

    The Spanish Armada took place in 1588 where King Philip II of Spain had planned this conquest with the hope of overthrowing Queen Elizabeth I of England. He had many reasons as to invade England in the first place. England had the establishment of Protestantism whereas Spain was Roman Catholic‚ and Philip was in disagreement with that. He also wanted to stop the Dutch interferences in the Spanish Netherlands because they were seizing Spain’s treasure and were funding the people in the Netherlands

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  • Defeat of Spanish Armada

    When she heard that the Spanish were coming she went to tilbury and made a famous speech. She said “My loving people‚ we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety‚ to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes‚ for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear‚ I have always so behaved myself that‚ under God‚ I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my

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  • Why Was There a Spanish Armada?

    King Phillip of Spain who was also a devout Catholic. When Mary died‚ her half sister Elizabeth I became Queen of England‚ who immediately stopped the persecutions of non- Catholics and changed England back to protestant. The main reason for the Armada was because King Phillip of Spain wanted to take over England and to change it back to Catholic‚ just as Elizabeth had turned it protestant. King Phillip offered to marry Elizabeth thinking that he could have control over English politics and persuade

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  • Spanish Armada Research Paper

    second Queen of England and was a much more king Queen than Mary Tudor or better know as Bloody Mary. Elizabeth’s life was outlined by many crowning accomplishments‚ the most famous of these would be the Spanish Armada attack on England!   Just like most to all conflict in the world the spanish armada was mainly caused by religious conflict. “God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that‚ if they do not frighten our neighbours‚ at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.” (“Elizabeth

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  • The Battle of 1588: the Spanish Armada

    World History 8 November‚ 2012 The Battle of 1588: The Spanish Armada The downfall of the armada began before the ships even set sailed and concluded when Over half the crew had been wrecked. The Reason for the Armadas failure is because of Poor Planning in Spain prior to the Spanish Armada setting sail‚ Medina Sidonia poorly leading his troops‚ and the changing weather and strong navy force from the british. Chances of the Spanish winning could have increased immensely if only they had been

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