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.
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Editors. "Cadiz sacked by the English". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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