Sink me the ship, master gunner!

On this day in 1591, The Battle of Flores began, a naval engagement of the Anglo-Spanish War. It was fought off the Island of Flores, one of the Azores, islands set in the Atlantic 850 miles west of Portugal. Facing each other were an English fleet of 22 ships under Lord Thomas Howard and a […]

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‘Sink Me the Ship, Master Gunner!’

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] This day 422 years ago Sir Richard Grenville in the galleon Revenge, and separated from the rest of the English fleet off the Azores, began one of the most epic ‘last stands’ in […]

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