The Spanish Armada 1588

| July 30, 2014

The Spanish Armada 1588

Back in 2010 I did daily posts over at The Elizabeth Files counting down the events which led up to the defeat of the Spanish Armada in August 1588 during the reign of Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Here are links to the articles if you’re interested in reading more about […]

20 August 1588 – Thanksgiving Service for England’s Victory over the Spanish Armada

| August 20, 2013

20 August 1588 – Thanksgiving Service for England’s Victory over the Spanish Armada

On this day in history, the 20th August 1588, a thanksgiving service was held at St Paul’s in London to give thanks to God for England’s victory over the Spaniards. The Spanish Armada had been defeated, obliterated in fact, yet the English fleet was left intact and only around 100 English men were lost in […]