Chloe Leggate storyboard
By chloeleg, Updated
DOWN WITH THE ENGLISH!
170 ships set out from Lisbon sailing together in a crescent shape which the English would find difficult to attack.
The Spanish are spotted off Cornwall on 29 July 1588. The English launch their ships and got to chase the Spanish through the channel but don't sink a single ship.
The Spanish arrive in Calais 5 August 1588 and they wait for the other Spanish soldiers from the Spanish Netherlands to arrive but they don't show up!
Sir Francis Drake catches up with the Spanish and attacks them with fire ships - old, empty ships filled with straw and set alight, they sail towards the Spanish who panic when they see them and get hit.
Frightened by the fireships, the Spanish scatter across the North sea, but the fast English ships attack again and again.8. The Spanish flee around Scotland, but a sudden storm batters their ships near Ireland.
Nearly every Spanish ship is damaged and the sailors begin to starve and the injured die from wounds. Some ships sink, but the few survivors who swim ashore are attacked by the Irish.
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