English defeated by the Spanish near the Azores

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

Naval commanders Sir John Hawkins and Sir Martin Frobisher are sent from England to try to intercept the Spanish Plate fleet off the Azores. However, this operation is a failure, since Philip II orders the flotilla to remain in America. The Revenge is captured by the Spaniards and Sir Richard Grenville is mortally wounded.

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Editors. "English defeated by the Spanish near the Azores". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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