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1333: Battle of Halidon Hill, Edward III defeats Scots.
1553: Mary I, Tudor, Bloody Mary, Queen of England.
1588: Spanish Armada in English Channel, Philip II, king of the most
powerful nation in Europe and much of the rest of the world, Spain,
sent an ``invincible armada'' of 125 ships against his sea-going rival
Elizabeth I and her heretical nation of England, intending to convert
them to the true Catholic religion. James VI of Scotland allied with
Elizabeth in defense. The Duke of Parma was to supply soldiers from
the Spanish Netherlands, who were to board the Armada at Calais for
transport to Dover to march on London. Sir Francis Drake harrassed the
Spaniards at sea. Parma did not appear at Calais.
1588: Spanish Armada, sighted off the Lizard; a surviving ship sinks
1698: Darien fleet sails north, Fleet sails northward from Kirkcaldy.
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