Marine archaeologist Mensun Bound from Oxford University [says]: "Elizabeth's navy created the first ever set of uniform cannon, capable of firing the same size shot in a deadly barrage.
"[Her] navy made a giant leap forward in the way men fought at sea, years ahead of England's enemies, and which was still being used to devastating effect by Nelson 200 years later."
Friday, February 20, 2009
Send Lawyers, Canons, and Prayer Books
How Elizabeth I defeated the Spanish Armada and saved the Church of England: