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English ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588.

English ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588.
English ships and the Spanish Armada, August 1588.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: Philip II of Spain’s attempted invasion of England in 1588 was a crucial moment in the long Anglo-Spanish wars of the late 16th century. Colonial rivalry over trade with the West Indies was an important factor driving the two nations towards conflict.
Creator: English School, 16th century
Date: unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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