After Mary, the previous English queen who was Catholic had been beheaded, the Protestant Elizabeth came to the throne. The English used smaller but faster ships. The Marquis of Santa Cruz had been the designated leader of the Armada. They came into battle being arrogant. Flaws of the Spanish The Spanish had many flaws which helped them fail the Spanish armada. By 1588 the English navy consisted of many swift-moving ships filled with cannon and gunner specialists that were deadly against enemy vessels. Why did they think this? It wasn't just the ships that could have been superior it was the tactics.
The April raid proved extremely successful, severely damaging preparations for the Armada — so much so that it forced Philip to postpone the invasion campaign. For example the English could use their guns much more quickly than the Spanish could this was a major advantage to the English. In addition to this, they attacked England during a huge storm which destroyed most of their ships, and the battle took place in the English channel where there was barely any room for all their ships. As the Armada sailed along the Cornwall coast, the English navy was re-supplying in Plymouth harbour, leaving them trapped and extremely vulnerable to attack. In addition, the English troops relied on long-range guns they avoided getting close to their opponents. Four Spanish galleons stood their ground and fought Drake.
Philip began to prepare a huge invasion fleet to invade England and appointed the Duke of Medina Sidonia to lead it. Tactics of the English Overall I think that the English had much better tactics than the Spanish. Spanish iron ore was inferior in quality to that found in England. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! This was not unusual as most fleets sailed in this shape as it offered the ships in that fleet the most protection. Submitted By osheaaway Words 332 Pages 2 he Armada could have succeeded the plan was simple and could have been effective. Lack of funds limited the troops he could recruit locally. First, the English used appropriate tactics.
The other reason for Spanish Armada failing to win the battle against the British was the weather condition. Also the Spanish admiral suffered from sea sickness. The English also used all the time they had to put up with the Spanish attach. Their speed and mobility also proved highly important. Though a good general, Medina Sidonia had never been to sea before and when he did get on board his ship, he got seasick. Bad weather and poor nutrition took more men out of the equation.
The Dutch Protestants had started a rebellion against the Spanish during which Queen Elizabeth sent English troops to help the Dutch rebels, this really annoyed the King. A new problem arose, how did they get across to the Armada without the Dutch fleet seeing them and attacking them. As a result, when the battle came, the English fired two or three times faster. Find out in the documentary. It meant that the English troops could fire against the opponent faster and could easily maneuver through the sea.
The Spanish Armada's task was to overthrow protestant England lead by Queen Elizabeth I. As they waited for the troops to board the ship, the English troops attacked the Spanish ships. This was in large part due to her public appearance with troops in Tilbury, Essex, once the main danger was over. Spanish, English, and Portuguese forces did not drive the French from. During the battle of the Armada, he sent a message to Lord Walsingham, the Queen's chief minister. This is added to the beginning of an existing word to alter its meaning.
The Armada was forced to take a risky route back home. Cannons, guns, gunpowder, swords and many other weapons of war were needed and Spain bought them from whoever would sell to them. He was a respected and successful admiral. This gave the English precious time to prepare for the impending attack. Started with 150, had to leave 26 ships behind, now with 124 ships. The English were fully prepared because they had 16,000 experienced sailors on board and 76,000 soldiers waiting on land. Although massive, the Spanish galleons lacked flexibility and could only sail with the wind at their back.
As a result of this, the electoral system was weighed in favour of the wealthy and those who supported the tsar. Jealousy, attachment, detachment, selfishness, time, trust, communication, honesty, and acceptance are just a few reasons. These faults soon revealed themselves in the Battle of Gravelines where the Spanish cannons proved ineffective because of the inexperience of the crews using them. Factory Legislation — Legislation redefined management practices and relationships in the workplace; 1850s-60s saw. The fleet of 130 ships — including 22 fighting galleons — sailed in a crescent shape. But Philip knew an invasion would nonetheless be extremely difficult — not least because of the strength of the English naval fleet which he had helped to build up while his deceased wife, Mary, had been on the English throne.