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The Golden Lion, 1588.
|The Golden Lion, 1588.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: PT0198|
|Description: The 'Golden Lion' was one of the vessels that Lord Henry Seymour commanded in order to resist the Armada of King Philip II of Spain. Phillip intended to sail with his navy and army, a total of around 30,000 men, up the English Channel to link up with the forces led by the Duke of Parma in the Spanish Netherlands. From there they would invade England and bring the country under the Catholic rule of Spain.|
|Creator: Claes Jansz Visscher the Younger|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|