Spanish Armada

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Spanish Armada

Armada- A large fleet of war ships Heretic- Someone who was prepared to critisize or disobey the Catholic churcholic church
Why it was sent!

Queen Elizabeth wouldn't marry King Phillip of Spain.Queen Elizabeth privetley encouridged raiding the Spanish ships because she needed money.Elizabeth was a protistant and Phillip was a Catholic.Elizabeth helped the Netherlands become Protistant.

Why it failed!

Poorly built equipment      Bad weather       Put plans in a newspaper    Fire sips   Poor leadership      wrong cannon balls     Over confident     sighted in Cornwall  

Spanish navy not as stong as their army.


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