There were a few Spanish Armada Leaders
and these were there names: Charles
Howard, Francis Drake, Alonso Perez De
Guzman. They were all the names of the
Spanish Armadas Leaders.
There were a few English leaders aswell but
there were 2 main ones who the Queen chose
to go and these were there names: Lord
Howard of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake.
The Spanish armada would make alot of tactics and
there is one where the Spanish would make a
crescent shape formation Where they have different
orders of boats on the shape and then they would put
a plank onto ohter boats and fight hand to hand
The English had alot of tactics aswell as the Spanish
Armada having some aswell, the English had one
main tactic and what they would do was fill up the
boats with things that could catch alight such as
wood, staw etc and they would set light to it and then
jump off the boat sending the remaining of the boat
into the other and it would crash and cause the boat
to be destoyed and the people on the boat to possibly
The Spanish Armada used
Muzzle Loaded Cannons,
Muskets and swords. They also
probably used other types of
The Spanish Armada used alot of weapons
and ways to get the British Navy. They used
grappling hooks to cling onto the other boats
and drag them across and fight hand to
hand, but the Navy preffered far away fights.
The English used warships with cannons
against the anchored Spanish fleet, the
English had longer ranged cannons and
they could reload and shoot the balls 5x
faster then the Spanish could.
They had all different boats and most of
them were the same but they all had
different names, here they all are: The
Rosario, The San Salvador, The San
Lorenzo, The San Mateo, The San
The Spanish had over 120 ships yet the
English only had around 50. They had small
Spanish boats and the Big boats on the
outiside protecting. The English had the navy
ships to fight there battles.
The weather was a storm when the Spanish
Armada was happening and it destroyed
thousands of boats it was big waves and it
crashed into the boats and they vanished.
The English had a disadvantage because
they were sailing against the wind and the
rough seas whilst the Spanish Armada was
sailing with it and they would go much faster.
Any Other Factors
The Spanish Armada had an
advantage because they were sailing
with the wind but the English were
facing against the wind so they had
less of an advantage to win.
The Spanish Armada actually set off
to sail in 1588. Also the English won
the battle because of a man named
Sir Francis Drake.
The English Navy didnt have very good defending skills
and they had a big disadvantage alot of reasons why they
did but one of them was because they had smaller ships
and not very good battle skills they preffered to battle far
away with cannons and guns not fight by hand