Editors. "Spanish ambassador gains papal aid for an Armada against England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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The Spanish ambassador to the papacy, Count Olivares, persuades Pope Sixtus V to pledge funds to help finance an Armada to attack England.