Flashcards in Histroy The Spanish Armada Preparations Deck (14)
How many ships did the armada eventually comprise to?
How many of the 130 ships of the armada where fighting ships?
What did Phillip set about preparing when he had decided to invade England?
The biggest invasions fleet ever known.
What did duke of Parma gather in the Netherlands?
A huge army and barges to bring the troops over.
What things were gathered at Lisbon?
Cannon, gunpowder, cannon balls, food and drink.
Who were one the ships?
8,000 sailors, 20,000 soldiers and 180 priests.
Who died suddenly and who took there place?
Marquis of Santa Cruz died and duke of medina sadonia.
What did Elizabeth know was coming?
How did Elizabeth know of the preparations for the armada?
Through her spies.
Where did drake raid and what did he take?
He raided Cadiz and he burnt thousands of barrel staves.
What was bad about drake burning the barrel staves?
They had to use unprepared wood and it took them anther year.
What did the English do to the ports and to the locale sailors and ships?
The ports were strengthened and re-equipped the local sailors were trained and the ships were repaired.
Why were beacons set up all along the south coast?
To give warning of the armada arrival.