The Battle Of The Spanish Armada Essay — страница 6

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weather dispersed the ships. The dispirited fleet straggled back to Plymouth. The Queen was furious and Drake was in disgrace for several years. Five years later, Philip II sent 100 ships to invade England, but more than half of them were destroyed by a fierce gale in the Bay of Biscay. The following year another Spanish fleet almost reached the southern coast of England, but again the “winds of fate” blew them back to Spain. Overall, the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the hands of the English had almost been like the defeat of the great Philistine Goliath by David. This naval battle, however, did much more good for England, than just an increase in pride. After this battle, England took the role as the greatest power in Europe, and Spain, with a damaged army and damaged

pride, could do nothing to prevent this from happening.