Elizabeth chose Drake to lead the English warships against the Spanish.
Drake's daring attack on Cadiz Harbour delayed the Armada by a year.
The Armada had been very successful until...
Parma was still in the Netherlands, and he estimated that it would take his fleet two weeks for his fleet to join the Armada.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm: to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarded of every one of your virtues in the field.