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The Spanish ships were slower and less well armed than their English counterparts, but they planned to force boarding actions if the English offered battle, and the superior Spanish infantry would undoubtedly prevail.
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The propaganda onslaught did not end there. Unfortunately, inclement weather and a strong south-western wind meant that the Spanish could not return via the English Channel.
The deadly fire on the USS Forrestal began with the accidental launch of a rocket. The Armada was forced to abandon its invasion attempt and was destroyed by storms, which Philip I called the Protestant Wind , whilst trying to sail home round the north of Scotland.
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The defeat of the Armada saw England emerge as, if not a dominant naval power but an important one, and the principal colonizer of North America.
It was the worst U. More Study notes. Spain Study notes. History Explore History Search Go. This decision was decisive as it meant that the Spanish army was unable to rendezvous with the invasion army.
On July 21, the English navy began bombarding the seven-mile-long line of Spanish ships from a safe distance, taking full advantage of their long-range heavy guns.
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The next day her troops kept a public fast for victory. His mood was not improved by a letter from Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, commander of his land forces in the Spanish Netherlands and the general in charge of the invasion army.