Everyone knows about the Spanish Armada trying to invade England. If the Spanish navy was powerful enough to attempt something like that, why did it stop being such a force? I've never heard anything about the Spanish navy after that.
Everyone knows about the Spanish Armada trying to invade England.
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No reason in particular.
>Spanish navy attempted to invade England
>didn't hear much of it after that
Hmmmmm I wonder if those two facts are related in some way?
It got lost in a fog and crashed into rocks 3 fucking times anon. I guess god loves the english.
Creating new fleets costs millions of dollars, the construction of galleons at that time was a very complex and expensive process, as was maintaining them and training the sailors.
The Spanish navy still ruled the ocean for the next 40-50 years after the Grand Fleet fail, actually they destroyed Drake political and military career in the failed English attempt to counterattack taking advantage of the ensuing chaos. But the Habsbourgs decided to stop going on the offensive and focus on helping spanish army in Flanders and hunt down the pirates.
Spanish navy decline began with the Battle of the Downs against Netherlands in 1639, pretty during the years of Spanish tercios defeat by France in the battle of Rocroi (1644).
From 1640 to 1700 Netherlands ruled the Atlantic without many problems, Spain was more focused at their land frontier with France, England still wasn't a menace, Portugal was ruined, etc. England anyway became the dominant sea power during early XVIII century and their proto-industry facilitated the mass construction of ships of the line.
With the Bourbons the Spanish navy recovered, economic growth and the mass creation of shipyards, led to the mass production of warships, Spanish navy became the second largest fleet in the world after the English, the largest ship of the line of the time built ever was the Spanish ship Santísima Trinidad, a leviathan that Spain used as a floating fortress during the Anglo-Spanish War at the end of the century.
Although the Bourbon doctrine followed the same guidelines as those of the minor Habsbourgs, a timid and not very offensive policy, focused on defense, Spain had by far more to lose than to gain in a war with Britain. Although during the reign of Charles III the Count of Aranda broke with the defensive line of thought and proposed an invasion of England supporting a rebellion of the Irish and Scots, although orthodoxy prevailed and such invasion was not carried out.
The only reason why the English dont speak Spanish and are catholic today is because the Spanish did not have a weather app like Ventusky and 90% of their ships were sunk by extremely heavy storms. There was no battle. If there were no storms, it would have been a total disaster for England and the History of the World would have changed forever (impacting the future USA).
Also Spain already burnt and attacked England during the 1300s (expedition of Tovar), even reaching to London (Gravesend).
Dago cope. The storms didn't fuck them up until after they were running for home.
You should start reading about the facts of the tragedy, australian anglo-abo. Even today there are big ships getting sunk in heavy storms. There was no battle. 90% of the losses were due to the storm. In fact, the english ships could get to port before the massive storm fucked everything up.
Every attempt of the Spanish to link up with Parma was frustrated by the English fleet and they were pursued as far as the Forth. The storms didn't start until after they were around Scotland and trying to take the long way home, because they couldn't go back through the Channel.
You could at least skim the wikipedia article before you start spouting off, if you're too lazy to read a real book.
>why did it stop being such a force?
It didn't, but having to cover such large amounts of territory, it was usually spread relatively thinly.
The failure of the Spanish Armada is one of history´s greatest tragedies
Remember the time England sent an armada in retaliation and got shitstomped so badly by some women and off duty soldiers that they called the entire thing off?
Its not like the storm was luck anyway. Britain had the mandate of the waves.
John Dee occult shit?
Druids, they helped us in WW2 as well
Even if the spanish armada actually made it to england, trying to establish a habsburg monarchy would be near impossible
It's a catholic prince trying to force himself on a mjority protestant populus, trying to establish themselves would take decades, decades that could see France, the main rivals of the habsburgs, and protestant leaders getting involved
Unironically I could see a fucking wittlesbach king of england from this
People only remember ONE of the Spanish armadas.
People remember more. The Armada sent to fight turks in Lepanto, the Armada sent to conquer Tunisia, the Armada sent to conquer Portugal. Actually only Netherlands navy defeated Spanish navy during Habsbourgs era.
Bottom line though the spanish did get enslaved by muslims for 800 years and the did become Englands personal floating cash machines at sea
>alexa, what is the english armada
Oh no no no no pakisisters why is the wikipedia page still up? For the love of God someone shut it down!!