Spanish Armada

Questions about the failed invasion of England by Spain in 1588, with the intention to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and re-instate Roman Catholicism in England.

2,503 Questions
History of England
History of Spain
Spanish Armada

What were the key events of the Spanish Armada?

251252253
History of Maritime
Honduras
Spanish Armada

Where can you find information on the 1798 Spanish Armada attack on the British settlement in the Bay of Honduras?

I myself cannot give details of the Battle of St. George's Caye as it is popularly known, but see Emory King's History of Belize (3 vols), paper, for details and further references. If I recall correctly, against the Spanish Armada the British and the settlers had 2 frigates and a few floating gut rafts. The Spanish had many deaths due to illness and withdrew leaving the battle outcome a draw. I believe O'Neil was the commander of the Spanish fleet, which then returned to Bacalar in what is now southern Yucatan. There is a contemporary account printed in a Jamaican newspaper which may be cited in King's work.

174175176
Spanish Armada

How many spanish armadas' were there?

Three. In 1596 and 1597, two more armadas were sent but were scattered by storms.

135136137
History of England
Elizabeth I
Spanish Armada

Did the defeat of the Spanish armada affect English colonization?

While the defeat of the Spanish Armada did not affect the Roanoke colonists, the preparations in England for the expected attack certainly did. Part of the preparations included a stay of shipping, meaning that no ships were allowed to leave England. Thus, relief ships carrying much needed supplies for the colony were not sent.

127128129
Spanish Armada

Who beat the spanish armada?

the English beat the Armada

127128129
History, Politics & Society
History of the Philippines
History
Spanish Armada

Why history is important?

"To know today, we look to yesterday. To know tomorrow, we see today as yesterday."

History serves as a reminder of the great things we have done, the horrible atrocities that have occurred, and to help those of today to know how we came to this. History is a road that gets fuzzy and hard to remember the further you look back but to forget is a crime in itself.

125126127
Denmark
Monarchy
Spanish Armada

Who is the king or queen of Denmark today?

the Monarch of Denmark is Queen Margrethe II, Born 16 April 1940, Reigned 14 January 1972 - present

252627
History of Spain
Spanish Armada

What was the Spanish armada?

The Spanish Armada was an ill-fated invasion force sent by Spain against England in 1588. King Philip II of Spain launched the attack because of the Protestant rule of Elizabeth I and piracies by British ships against the Spanish trade with the New World. The Armada was defeated in three battles by the English fleet, and half of the surviving ships wrecked on the coasts of western Scotland and Ireland as they tried to return to Spain. More than 60 ships were lost and more than 20,000 Spaniards died. The period of undeclared warfare from 1585 to 1604 is called the Anglo-Spanish War.

El Grande y Felicísima Armada

The Armada consisted of more than 130 ships and 19,000 soldiers, with another 30,000 in an army from the Spanish Netherlands, who were to wait in Calais on the French coast. Under the command of the Duke of Medina Sedonia, the fleet sailed from Lisbon on May 28, 1588. Negotiations between the English and Spanish in Flanders did not reach a settlement.

After encountering a storm, the Armada sailed again from Corunna to the English Channel, arriving on July 19, 1588. They were confronted by 55 smaller but faster ships of the English fleet at Plymouth, and failed to attack the anchored English ships, intent on gathering the invasion force. The English attacked at Eddystone Rocks on July 21 and at Portland on July 23. When the fleet anchored at Calais on July 27, a delay in the expected arrival of the Duke of Parma's troops left them vulnerable to attack. On July 28, Sir Francis Drake sent fiery ships into their midst at night. The majority of the armada left anchor and fled, and in the Battle of Gravelines on July 29, five Spanish warships were sunk. The English, low on ammunition, pursued the fleet north but eventually returned to port.

The greatest destruction for the Armada was yet to come, as they entered the September gales of the North Sea to loop west around Scotland and Ireland. Storms and winds from the northwest wrecked half a dozen ships along the west coast of Scotland, and still more while sailing past Ireland. Contrary to their expectations, the Irish would not assist them, and many of the crews died of starvation and disease before the surviving 67 ships could limp back to Spain.

(see also the related link below)

Reason for the Armada

The armada was a Spanish fleet that sailed against England under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1588, with the intention of overthrowing Elizabeth I of England and putting an end to her involvement in the Spanish Netherlands and in privateering in the Atlantic and Pacific.

Elizabeth had Mary, Queen of Scots (who was catholic), imprisoned, and finally executed in 1587. In addition Elizabeth, who sought to advance the cause of Protestantism where possible, had supported the Dutch Revolt against Spain.

939495
Spanish Armada
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj

What caused the spanish armada to take place?

because Phillip hated Elizabeth for these reasons:she rejected his hand in marriage, changed the religion of England from catholic to protestant and English sailors robbed the Spanish,there fore Phillip got annoyed because Elizabeth was such a rebel and he was like, 'right I'm gonna attack england.'then it all started(: xxo

878889
History of Maritime
Algebra
Spanish Armada
Nick Cannon

How many cannon were on a caravel?

All caravels, from the reign of King Joao II (1481), carried cannon on deck, in place of the previous hand-held, light-caliber artillery. However, there were two, three and four-masted caravels, with a large variation in size, so the the number of cannon, in turn, would vary greatly. It is therefore inpossible to say: "A caravel carried X number of cannon," but it probably varied between two and eight.

818283
Spanish Armada

Which Spanish King commissioned the Spanish Armada?

Philip II of Spain.

676869
Elizabeth I
UK History
Spanish Armada

Which nation defeated the spanish armanda?

The english, the victory was atributed to Sir Walter Raleigh, the story goes that he was playing bowls and insisted on finishing the game before setting sail. The victory was attained by the use of fireships whiich broke up the close formation of the fleet allowing the English fleet to pick off most of the main force, the remainder sailed AROUND Britain to get home, during which, more ships were lost due to storms.

Amendment: It wasn't Raleigh who was purported to be playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe, it was Sir Francis Drake.

It was actually by Bryan Stevenson who was a Scotish Warrior that shot at the Spanish with cannons from the shore.

646566
Spanish Armada

How many men were left over from the Spanish Armada?

Of the original 26,000, 10,000 men returned to Spain.

596061
History, Politics & Society
Explorers and Expeditions
Middle Ages
Spanish Armada

Who were the king and queen of Spain in 1492?

There was not a king and queen of Spain in 1492.

Ferdinand II ruled Aragon and co-ruled Leon and Castile with Queen Isabel I.

Isabel I was Queen of Castile and Leon and co-ruled Aragon with Ferdinand.

They ruled those three kingdoms together but were only the Monarchs of their own kingdom(s). Consequently they were not the monarchs of Spain. Nor were their children.

Spain was only unified when all three kingdoms were inherited by their grandson Carlos I of Spain in 1516. At that point it became one kingdom.

Carlos I was Crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1519, and King of Bologna on 22 February, 1530. All told he was King of Spain first (1516), Holy Roman Emperor later(1520), and still later King of the Romans and King of Italy(1530). Charles abdicated his various title in 1555.

There was not a king and queen of Spain in 1495.

171819
Spanish Armada

Whats the most important reason why the Spanish Armada failed?

1. luck- when the armada were on their way back, the wind was wrong so they had to go all around Britain. they lost a lot of ships.

2. bad leadership- the proper leader died, and they found a new one, who was good onland, but suffered from sea sickness!

3. the English ships were more manoeuvrable, and faster.

4. the English had better cannons. they could fire every 10 mins, but the spanish ones took 1 hour.

394041
Spanish Armada

When was the English Armada?

Led by Sir Francis Drake, the English Armada (also known as the Counter Armada)occurredin 1589 when Queen Elizabeth sent a fleet of warships to the Iberian Coast.

555657
Spanish Armada

Why did the spanish armada fail?

-Armada had to leave some ships behind. Started with 150, had to leave 26 ships behind, now with 124 ships.

-Armada ships had difficulties in May.

-Armada thought most of the English fleet were in Dover, but were in fact in Plymouth.

-Planning a campaign was difficult in that time as there was no way of fast communication.

- The weather!

- The Armada's maps were inaccurate.

- Philip II didn't plan the Armada out very well. The commander, the Duke of Medina-Sidonia, had no experience in sea warfare, and was hampered by his instructions on how and when to engage the enemy.

- The Armada lacked food and water, and most of the time were far from any friendly ports.

- Armada had weak ships that were blown off course by the atrocious weather.

- Philip (King of Spain) didn't want to spend a lot of money on ships, ship supplies and soldiers, whereas Elizabeth I (Queen of England) did.

- Armada had lack of experience on English waters.

-

555657
Elizabeth I
Spanish Armada
Sailor Moon

How many people died in the spanish armada?

in the spanish armada 15428 people died.

789
Spanish Armada

What would happen if the Spanish won Spanish armada?

If Spain won the spanish armda then England would have been changed back to a catholic country. KIng Philip would have rules England.

515253
History of England
Spanish Armada

Who led the English fleet against the Spanish Armada of 1588?

Lord Howard

434445
Spanish Armada

Why did Philip 2 send the Spanish Armada against England?

there are alot of reasons but 2 of them are because sir francis drake stole treasure from the spanish treasure ships and because Mary 1 was executed and he was catholic

515253
Spanish Armada

What were the links between England and Spain in the armada?

Queen Mary marred Philip II of Spain

515253
History, Politics & Society
History of England
England
Spanish Armada

Why did England defeat the spanish armada?

Strictly speaking it was not England which destroyed the Armada. It was destroyed by the weather, gales blew & the Armada foundered on the rocks off Scotland & Ireland.

515253
History, Politics & Society
Wars of the Roses
History of Spain
Spanish Armada

What are the goals of Philip II and how did he achieve them?

Philip's goal was to lead a united Macedonian and Greek army to conquer the Persian Empire as revenge for its invasion in 480 bc

596061
History of England
Spanish Armada

How was the soldiers slain during the armada?

Swords

91011

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.