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Portrait of Philip II on Saint Quentin's Day, 1560

Philip II of Spain,1554 – 1598, Anthonis Mor. (sender of the Spanish Armada)

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The Anglo-Spanish War: The Spanish Armada

The Anglo-Spanish War: The Spanish Armada. Man that was a crazy year, but we beat those guys like a drum! Britain Forever! I <3 Elizabeth

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Longevity Top 10: The Longest Reigns in English History

Elizabeth I of England, the Armada Portrait, 1588. This portrait commemorates the defeat of the mighty Spanish Armada, which is shown in the background. Elizabeth has her hand on a globe, symbolizing her international power.

Portrait of Richard Drake (1535-1603), by John Gower (English, 1540-1596) ~ 1577 ~ National Maritime Museum, Greenwich ~ Drake , was Equerry of the Stable and Groom of the Privy Chamber to Queen Elizabeth I. He also held office as a Member of Parliament and Justice of the Peace. Drake served as factor and prize agent to Sir Francis Drake (to whom he may have been distantly related)

Sea King 01-515. Al fondo la Basílica de El Pilar

Admiral Sir John Hawkins 1532 – 12 November 1595- was an English shipbuilder, naval administrator and commander, merchant, navigator, and slave trader. As treasurer and controller of the Royal Navy, he rebuilt older ships and helped design the faster ships that withstood the Spanish Armada in 1588. One of the foremost seamen of 16th-century England, he was the chief architect of the Elizabethan navy. In the battle in which the Spanish Armada was defeated in 1588. He was knighted for…