English sea captain who helped defeat spanish armada and was second person to circumanvigate earth?
Although each British ship had its own captain, Sir Francis Drake is an important name in respect to this battle. He brought about many innovations in the way British ships were built and the way battles were fault. His ideas gave England many advantages in the eventual defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Yes. They had spotted them before that and had chased them up the English Channel until the Armada had stopped in Calais. Whilst the Spanish were in Calais, the English sent burning ships into the Armada and the Spanish panicked. Only two-thirds of the Armada made it back to Spain alive after being chased around Britain by the English.