The Tudor Society

29 July 1588 – The Battle of Gravelines between England and Spain

Defeat of the Spanish Armada by Philip James de Loutherbourg

In 1588, the day after the English had wrecked the crescent formation of the Spanish Armada and caused havoc, they attacked the Spanish fleet. This battle is known as the Battle of Gravelines because it took place just off the port of Gravelines, a Spanish stronghold in Flanders.


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