Wed 24 Apr, Blue Room, Stamford Arts Centre talks
The Armadas (there were three more Armadas sent by Spain against Elizabethan England, following that of 1588) have entered into legend. Did Drake play his game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe? Was the proposed invasion of England ever a practical proposition? Why did the Armada flee from a few fire ships at Calais? Why did it suit both sides to attribute success or failure to Divine intervention? Where did the myth of the smaller English ships originate?