The Spanish Armada, Jul-Sep 1588

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 20 September 2023
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A map illustrating the route and failing fortunes of the Spanish Armada (from Spanish - Grande y Felicísima Armada, “Great and Most Fortunate Fleet”) in 1588. A crucial part of a planned invasion of England by King Philip II of Spain, the Armada was the largest fleet assembled in Europe, made up of more than 130 ships. It was considered invincible. The events of 1588 marked the pinnacle of years of political, religious, and trade friction between Catholic Spain and Protestant Elizabethan England. The English navy’s innovative strategies, the Spanish bad judgment and failed communication, together with unfavorable weather, doomed the enterprise to failure, cemented England’s sovereignty, and had profound consequences for the balance of power in Europe.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, September 20). The Spanish Armada, Jul-Sep 1588. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17902/the-spanish-armada-jul-sep-1588/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Spanish Armada, Jul-Sep 1588." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 20, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17902/the-spanish-armada-jul-sep-1588/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Spanish Armada, Jul-Sep 1588." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Sep 2023. Web. 23 Apr 2024.

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