Spanish Armada

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  • The Spanish Armada
    • Philip II, King of Spain
      • why was he angry?
        • 20th April 1587
          • got news that an English explorer has set in fire 30 of Spain's royal warships
        • English soldiers had been stealing gold and silver from Spanish ships
        • Mary Queen of Scots has just been executed by Elizabeth I.
          • He though that the people who killed a Catholic queen should be punished
        • The people living in the Spanish Netherlands, rebelled and got help from the English
      • Attack Plan
        • In 1588,  Phillip's forces had recovered from Drake's attack
          • Phillip then assembled a fleet of warships
            • 130 Spanish ship, known as the Armada
              • covered about  12 km squared of sea
            • would meet with 20,000 ground troops at Calais
              • Invade England and remove Elizabeth I from the English throne
                • therefore becoming king of Spain and England
    • Spain
      • Number of ships
        • 7.5/10
      • Length of ships
        • 9/10
      • Mobility
        • 4/10
      • No. of sailors
        • 8.5/10
      • Weapons
        • 6/10
      • Ability of Commanders
        • 3.5/10
      • Disadvantages
        • longer ships so slower and harder to move
        • guns of different sizes and types
          • couldn't find the right cannonball for the gun in the heat of the moment
    • England
      • Number of ships
        • 7.5/10
      • Length of ships
        • 5/10
      • Mobility
        • 7/10
      • No. of sailors
        • 8/10
      • Weapons
        • 9/10
      • Ability of Commanders
        • 8.5/10
      • Advantages
        • Length of their ship helped them to move around
          • Also much quicker
        • most accurate long range guns ever built
        • standard size of cannonballs

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