Spanish Armada love

Definitions

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  • proper n. the fleet of war ships sent by Philip II of Spain against England in 1588

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  • n. the great fleet sent from Spain against England by Philip II in 1588

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Examples

  • Wars may be themselves indicate a turning point in history, and we regard the great battles as engagements in which the survival of this or that power was at stake; we recall the Spanish Armada, or the battle of the White Mountain, or Trafalgar, the Battle of the Marne in 1914, or, more recently, Stalingrad.

    CRISIS IN HISTORY

  • The siege of Antwerp and the defeat of the Spanish Armada are the two prominent and obvious illustrations of his power of pictorial description: in these he has presented facts with a vividness and coherence worthy of the great masters of poetry and romance; and his capacity of thus giving unmistakable reality to events is not merely exercised in harmony with the literal truth of things, but makes that truth more clearly appreciated.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • -- We hear there is a new tragedy in rehearsal at Drury Lane Theatre, called the Spanish Armada, said to be written by Mr. Puff, a gentleman well-known in the theatrical world.

    Scarborough and the Critic

  • He intended immediately to return to Virginia with relief, but the embarrassments of Raleigh, the stirring times, and the 'Spanish Armada' defeated Sir Walter and frustrated all his plans.

    Thomas Hariot

  • As with the Spanish Armada, England was saved by the weather.

    Weatherwatch: How England was saved from the Super-Zeppelins

  • An iconic vessel to Britons, the name Ark Royal had been handed down through five ships, from the Ark Royal built in 1587 that helped defeat the Spanish Armada to this vessel.

    Downsizing the U.K. Military

  • Some of them are rumoured to have come from nuts from the wrecks of the Spanish Armada in 1592.

    Ancient trees: Britain's oldest inhabitants

  • If many Devonians believe Reid's actions to be among the most defiantly heroic in their locale since Sir Francis Drake insisted on completing his game of bowls on the Hoe before seeing off the Spanish Armada, others are amazed that the rough-tongued star of BBC's 1998 documentary series Premier Passions is proving to be such a diamond.

    Peter Reid lends a hand as Pilgrims continue to regress

  • A nation that can survive Julius Caesar, the Spanish Armada, Napoleon Bonaparte, the Luftwaffe and Rod Stewart can survive anything.

    A Guide to (Aargh! Chop!) Merrie England

  • And just like in 10th grade when you wrote about the Spanish Armada, and in 11th grade when you wrote about waiting in line for Springsteen tickets (and the New York Times bought the article!), there was little I could fault.

    Lea Lane: To My Son, Who Lost His Shirt, and Found "The Zeroes"

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