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1556 CE - 1598 CE: Reign of Philip II of Spain.
 
 
1558 CE - 1603 CE: Reign of Elizabeth I of England.
 
 
1559 CE: Elizabeth I of England rejects the marriage proposal of Philip II of Spain.
 
 
1570 CE: The Pope excommunicates Elizabeth I of England.
 
 
1587 CE: Mary, Queen of Scots, guilty of plotting against Elizabeth I of England, is executed.
 
 
1587 CE: Sir Francis Drake attacks Cadiz.
 
 
1588 CE: The Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain leaves Lisbon.
 
 
1588 CE: The Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain is defeated in its attempt to invade England.
 
 
1588 CE: The Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain is sighted off the coast of Cornwall.
 
 
1588 CE: The English fleet sails from its homeport of Plymouth to engage the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain.
 
 
1588 CE: The Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain retreats to find anchorage off Calais.
 
 
1588 CE: Francis Drake sends fireships into the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain.
 
 
1588 CE: The English fleet attacks the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain at the Battle of Gravelines, forcing the Spanish to retreat homewards via the Scottish coast.
 
 
1588 CE: Elizabeth I of England visits her land army at Tilbury which was assembled to repel the invasion of the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1550 CE 1560 CE 1570 CE 1580 CE 1590 CE 1600 CE

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