The Spanish Armada
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The paper reveals that it might seem illogical for Philip II to have launched the largest and most expensive naval force against England, an inferior monarchy. The paper explains that one motivation for launching the Armada against England was religion. The paper discusses how the Spanish knew they were no match for the English navy, yet the Spanish were considered the best soldiers in the world and so felt confident to challenge the English on ground. The paper illustrates the failure of the Spanish Armada and portrays how it destroyed both the image of the invincibility of the Spanish forces and Philip's reputation.
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