Although with the destruction of the Invincible Armada
the sea power of Spain had been crippled, it had not been utterly broken, and still whenever Spanish and English ships met on the seas, there was sure to be battle.
Our warriors then rushed up to the roofs of the buildings which we occupied and followed the retreating armada
with a continuous fusillade of deadly fire.
This was as great a deliverance for New England as that which Old England had experienced in the days of Queen Elizabeth, when the Spanish Armada
was wrecked upon her coast.
At last the sea subsided, and we were able to get a better view of the armada
of small boats in our wake.
"You are the grandson of Admiral Sir Wingrave Seton who commanded a frigate at Trafalgar, and an ancestor of yours fought in the Armada
We saw Tilbury Fort and remembered the Spanish Armada
, Gravesend, Woolwich, and Greenwich-- places which I had heard of even in my country.
So closely had the nations raced along the path of research and invention, so secret and yet so parallel had been their plans and acquisitions, that it was within a few hours of the launching of the first fleet in Franconia that an Asiatic Armada
beat its west-ward way across, high above the marvelling millions in the plain of the Ganges.
In five minutes that mighty armada
of the skies would be bent and worthless scrap, lying at the base of the shaft beyond the city's wall, and yellow hordes would be loosed from another gate to rush out upon the few survivors stumbling blindly down through the mass of wreckage; then the apts would come.
Even as he emerged from the mouth of the passage to look across the foothills in the direction of Aaanthor, a Ptarth battle fleet was winging its majestic way slowly toward the twin cities of Helium, while from far distant Kaol raced another mighty armada
to join forces with its ally.
It was as much injured by its charges in fitting out an armament against the Spaniards, during the time of the Armada
, as by the fines and confiscations levied on it by Elizabeth for harbouring of priests, obstinate recusancy, and popish misdoings.
With that armada
gay Be laughter loud, and jocund shout—
"Would it be the Battle of Trafalgar or the Spanish Armada
, Katharine?" her mother demanded.