the Spanish armada!
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we are invincible!
i have an idea lets light some ships on fire!
how will this work?
In 1588 King Phillip of Spain sent the Spanish Armada to crush the Protestant English. The Spanish thought they were invincible.
AHH!!!! WE'RE NOT INVINCIBLE!
why storm! WHY!?
Drake was the Vice Admiral of the English navy and he had an idea. His idea was to wait until the middle of the night and then he lit some ships on fire.
we're being wrecked by the storm!
He sent the fire ships into the middle of the Spanish Armada.
WE'RE SO HUNGRY!
The Spanish panicked and many of their ships sank.
Later there was a big storm and many of the Spanish ships were wrecked.
The ships that were left had to sail home to Spain via Scotland. Many of the sailors died of starvation. They were so hungry they even ate ropes.