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The Return of the ArmadasThe Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603$
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R. B. Wernham

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204435

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.001.0001

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The Aftermath of Cadiz

The Aftermath of Cadiz

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(p.114) VIII The Aftermath of Cadiz
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The Return of the Armadas
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R. B. Wernham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0009

The first reports to reach England about the actions of the Cadiz expedition had raised high hopes. On July 18 off Dover eight or nine Dutch merchantmen, that had got away from San Lucar on June 24 in defiance of a Spanish embargo, were spoken with by Sir Henry Palmer. Three days earlier, they had put ashore at Salcombe four Bristol mariners who had escaped with them. All reported the naval action in Cadiz bay and the taking of the town. From France came even more glowing tales — the English had taken Jerez as well as Cadiz and were marching on Seville, Spain; Don Antonio's younger son with 6,000 Berbers and many galleys had joined them; the Berbers, with part of the English army, were to stay in Cadiz while the rest went on to Lisbon, Portugal. Lord Admiral Charles Howard and the Earl of Essex were called upon to discuss and defend their conduct of the expedition at a series of meetings with Queen Elizabeth I and their fellow Councillors.

Keywords:   England, Cadiz, expedition, France, Spain, Berbers, Portugal, Charles Howard, Earl of Essex, Elizabeth I

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