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No more than 40 or so were warships of the first rank, but the English ships were unencumbered by transports, and even their smallest vessels were fast and well armed for their size.

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The English placed great reliance on artillery; their ships carried few soldiers but had many more and heavier guns than the Spanish ships. With these guns, mounted in faster and handier ships, they planned to stand off and bombard the Spanish ships at long range.

The larger part of the English fleet was then at Plymouthdead to leeward, la armada invincible by a neat maneuver was able to get to the windward, or upwind, side of the enemy i. In three encounters off Plymouth, July 31 [July 21]; off Portland Bill, August 2 [July 23]; and off the Isle of WightAugust 4 [July 25]the English harassed the Spanish fleet at long range and easily avoided all attempts to bring them to close action but were unable to inflict serious damage on the Spanish formation.

This most fearless sea dog and his daring seamanship plagued and plundered almost at will, causing no end la armada invincible anguish whenever they clashed. With a record on the high seas that was unmatched, this nautical hero was another Nelson, who brought la armada invincible by the boatload to his Queen and was handsomely rewarded in turn by a very satisfied sovereign.

Little wonder he became their "most wanted.

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La armada invincible knew about the vast, shadowy conspiracies of Spain, whose pro-papists were bent on the defeat and destruction of all Protestants devoted to la armada invincible Queen's cause. As the most detested enemy of Spain, Drake was well aware of the nameless, faceless agents of the Catholic cabal, who lost no opportunity to disparage and slander la armada invincible to his queen and countrymen.

They also attempted to incite his seamen to desert and regularly alerted Spanish towns and ships of his impending pounce. In in his ship, Golden Hind, Drake with a complement of 80 seamen and travelling at a speed of 8 knots, circumnavigated the globe.

When the vessel dropped anchor in Plymouth in lateroughly 36, miles of ocean had sometimes caressed and often careened against her keel. A ton replica of Golden Hind.

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The original launched indisintegrated and broke up approximately years ago. However the final straw for Phillip II did not come untilwhen English attacks on shipping off Galicia, the Canaries and the Caribbean caused significant la armada invincible in ships and cargo.


Losses on this scale la armada invincible not be allowed to continue and it was only now that Phillip II directed his ministers to prepare for an invasion of England to force a change of regime. Where did Ireland la armada invincible in to this conflict?

It was one thing however to proclaim himself thus and a very different thing to actually control the whole island. At that date English Crown control extended no further than the Pale, a small fortified area based around Dublin on the east coast and a handful of coastal towns such as Waterford and Cork.

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Outside of that were dozens of what amounted to small kingdoms, some of which were controlled by lords of mixed Irish and English ancestry la armada invincible as the Fitzgeralds of Kildare and Desmond and the Butlers of Ormonde and others by indigenous Gaelic Irish chieftains.

They would abandon their private armies and la armada invincible abandon Irish language and customs and also adopt the Protestant state religion. It would not be true to say that the Irish lords en masse rejected the advance of the English state in Ireland.

Many did accommodate themselves to it and adopt English titles.

The Desmond Rebellions, in andwere a combination of all la armada invincible these factors and ended in the destruction of the Fitzgerald Earldom of Desmond and the Plantation of Munster with English settlers in the s.

Refugees from the Desmond wars ended up in Spain and to a lesser extent France.

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The first Irish regiment in Spanish service was born in when an Irish unit raised under an English Catholic, William Stanley and sent to the Netherlands, defected to the Spanish side.

The Composition of Connacht Nowhere was this more apparent than in the western province of Connacht, where much of the Spanish fleet would end up in La armada invincible The President was an English Military Governor, based in Athlone, whose job it was to enforce English authority, taxes and culture in return for recognising the English titles of designated Irish lords.

In return, the local chieftains were supposed to give up their la armada invincible armed forces, except for a small band of personal retainers.