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Spanish And English Ships
1,767 wordsSpanish Armada Spain-the most powerful country in the world is threatening the much weaker country of England. The British are almost bankrupt, have numerous rebellion problems, and a much weaker army than the Spaniards. This was the situation in the late 16th century. The tension between Philip II and Elizabeth escalated until it eventually resulted in war. The conflict between Spain and England had many causes. First, Philip II wanted to convert England to Catholicism. King Philip II had a dre...
Francis Drake Left England With Five Ships
851 wordsSir Francis Drake By Muskie Sale Late in 1577, Francis Drake left England with five ships, ostensibly on a trading expedition to the Nile. On reaching Africa, the true destination was revealed to be the Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Magellan, to the dismay of some of the accompanying gentlemen and sailors. Still in the eastern Atlantic, a Portuguese merchant ship and its pilot - who was to stay with Drake for 15 months - was captured, and the fleet crossed the Atlantic, via the Cape Verde Isla...
Spanish Fleet In Cuba
1,868 wordsThe Spanish American War of 1898 One hundred years ago, in 1898, the United States was fighting the Spanish-American War. The victory over Spain made the United States a colonial power. The Spanish colonies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines, as well as the formerly independent nation of Hawaii, became American possessions. The excuse for entering the war was the rebellion by the Cubans against Spanish rule and the explosion of an American battleship U.S.S. Maine. The Spanish coloni...
Three Great Spanish Ships
4,346 wordsThe Battle of the Spanish Armada The great naval battle between Spain and England in 1588- one of the most important battles in the history of the world- is known as the Battle of the Invincible Armada. But in a sense, this is a misnomer. An invincible armada is one that cannot be defeated, yet the mighty fleet of warships that Spain sent to invade England, was defeated so badly that Spain could never again rule the oceans. How was it possible that this armada, which had awed all of Europe with ...
My Opinion The First Success Of Hornblower
439 wordsC.S. Forester's Lieutenant Hornblower: Success and Failure In the novel Lieutenant Hornblower there were a few scenes were Hornblower was a success and a few were he was a failure. In my opinion the first success of Hornblower was when he used all the cannons on one side of the ship to free them from the mud holding the ship. Another success was when Hornblower suggested a landing attack on Samana Bay. The commanding officer agreed with his suggestion, and they put together a landing party. Horn...
Later After The Defeat Of The Aztecs
450 words"Conventional history is written by winners; teaching us that discovery of the Americas is one of mankind's finest hours (... ) However the inhabitants of the Americas saw it differently" (p. 3). To the civilizations attacked saw this as destruction. They had already created a type of society with farming, hunting, gathering. In 1492 they were one fifth of the world's population, but after the European invasions the Natives never more reached their autonomy. Cortez voyage to conquer the Aztec's ...
Spanish Fleet Of 130 Ships
529 wordsThe Spanish armada was a fleet assembled and sent out by King Philip the 2nd of Spain. This fleet tried to invade England, but it was dramatically unsuccessful. According to Spanish historical books, the main goal of the Spanish Armada was to unite Spain and England into one, thus giving Philip the ability to advance the Spanish conquest. Consequently, this stubborn approach, ordered by Philip, was not the advance he was looking for, but he found the eventual downfall of the Spanish Empire. The ...
Battle Of Manila Bay Dewey
367 wordsBattle of Manila Bay Dewey had his squadron concentrated in the British harbor of Hong Kong when the war message arrived on April 24, 1898. He had four steel cruisers Olympia, Baltimore, Boston, and Raleigh and two seagoing gunboats Concord and Petrel. The Spanish commander at Manila, Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasar on, was as unprepared as the unfortunate Cervera in Cuba. He had a total of seven ships. His flagship Reina Cristina could be described as a cruiser. The other ships, except for a s...
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