An English expedition, led by Lord Howard of Effingham and the Earl of Essex, sacks Cadiz and ravages the Spanish coast, capturing a great deal of booty. This raid weakens Philip II sufficiently to prevent him from sending another another Armada against England.
Editors. "Cadiz sacked by the English". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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