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Spanish Armada

Armada (def 1). Unabridged
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  • In 1588 he was accused of praying, together with other Romanists, for the success of the Spanish Armada.

  • The violent crisis of the Spanish Armada had marked the close of an epoch at Court.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • The walls of their apartment were then hung with tapestry, representing the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

  • The epoch of the Spanish Armada is also the epoch of a genuine newspaper.

  • Fourteen Hilliards are specified in the above-named catalogue, including a view of the Spanish Armada.

  • Drake took a distinguished part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

  • It was on this coast that the wreck of part of the Spanish Armada took place in 1588.

    Shaun O'Day of Ireland Madeline Brandeis
  • Devonshire men were among the very foremost in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.

    Devonshire Francis A. Knight
  • In 1588 the fortress was garrisoned in expectation of a landing by the Spanish Armada.

    English Coast Defences George Clinch
British Dictionary definitions for Spanish Armada

Spanish Armada

the great fleet sent by Philip II of Spain against England in 1588: defeated in the Channel by the English fleets and almost completely destroyed by storms off the Hebrides Also called the Armada
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