The Spanish Armada is sighted off the Cornish coast

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Historical Context Note

The Spanish Armada, a fleet of about 130 ships sent to carry out an invasion of England and overthrow Queen Elizabeth, is sighted off the Cornish coast.
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Editors. "The Spanish Armada is sighted off the Cornish coast". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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