History of War



The destruction of the Spanish Armada in 1588 overshadows all other events in the undeclared Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604. It was certainly a significant defeat for the Spanish, but it neither ended the war nor allayed English fears of a Spanish invasion.

By 1596 those fears were rising once more, but opinion was divided on how the war should be prosecuted. The queen and her advisors favoured raids, protection of important continental ports and limited commitment of troops in

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