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The Spanish Armada 1588 – ‘Invincible Fleet’?

The Spanish Armada 1588 – ‘Invincible Fleet’?

May 28, 2012

On May 28, 1588 the Spanish Armada with 151 ships, 8,000 sailors and 18,000 soldiers set sail from Lisbon Portugal. Under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, a rich and successful general who had no experience at sea, the Armada sailed for the English Channel. Since the Spanish Armada was also known as the ‘Invincible Fleet’ perhaps the...