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History LO: To learn about the Spanish Armada
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Famous Explorers Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) was born in 1540 in Devon, England. Drake was the first Englishman to sail around the world between 1577 and 1580. As a sailor, Drake's successful battles against the Spanish helped England become very powerful. The Spanish had conquered much of central and South America by 1550. Their ships carried back large amounts of gold and silver to Spain. Drake’s ships used to attack these treasure ships and steal their goods. Drake's ships captured a huge amount of gold and silver on their trip around the world. When he returned home in 1580 he was knighted.
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The Armada Philip II of Spain was angry that Queen Elizabeth had not punished Sir Francis Drake for attacking Spanish ships and got together a huge fleet of ships and sent it to fight against the English. A huge fleet, or armada of 130 ships was to sail up the English Channel to the Netherlands. It would be joined by an army of 30,000 men and take them to the English coast. Where they would land and invade England returning it to the Catholic religion.
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Countdown To Invasion… 21 st July 1588 The Spanish Armada sets sail for England…
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