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Author:

 

Andrew Shepherd


Report:

 

Newsletter 12


Year:

 

2021


Subject Matter:

 

Military other than Peninsular War



Excerpt:

 

The story of the Spanish Armada´s attempt to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I in 1588 is well known. Less discussed is the fact that the fleet assembled in Lisbon before heading north to the English Channel and its fateful meeting with the English navy. This article considers the lengthy preparations carried out in Lisbon before the Armada sailed, including the disruptions caused to those preparations by Sir Francis Drake.

 

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