The conflict with the Spanish Armada represented the height of the long struggle between Protestant

The conflict with the Spanish Armada represented the height of the long struggle between Protestant

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The conflict with the Spanish Armada represented the height of the long struggle  between Protestant England and Catholic Spain. Right up until the attempted invasion  by Philip, Elizabeth had continually tried to negotiate her way to peace. In fact,  stubbornly believing that peace could be achieved without fighting, she did not attend  sufficiently to ready her navy, which, as a result, entered into battle somewhat  unprepared. However, the navy had been a priority of Elizabeth's throughout her reign,  and when the Armada faced the British ships, they were in for a surprise. England had  34 ships in good condition, and Philip was operating on the egregiously mistaken  information that the British ships were rotting hulls. During the war, Elizabeth micro- managed all expenditures, infuriating Walsingham. Elizabeth had a private arrangement with Sir Francis Drake. She encouraged and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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