Monday, August 25, 2008

Remembered Armada

“We saw Tilbury Fort and remembered the Spanish Armada, Gravesend, Woolwich, and Greenwich—places which I had heard of even in my country” (146).

Tilbury Fort is located on the banks of the Thames; it was built to defend London from any water attacks. It was very useful during the invasion of the Spanish Armada, one of the most important events in English history. The Spanish were the most powerful country at the time, and when Elizabeth I took the throne, invaded England with a fleet of ships. The Armada was defeated, and the new queen was looked upon with reverence. Gravesend, Woolwich, and Greenwich are cities located on the south bank of the Thames.
Works Cited: Thomas, Heather. "The Spanish Armada." Elizabeth I. 26 Aug. 2008
"Place to visit in Essex." History House. 23 Aug. 2008

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