Friday, February 20, 2009

Send Lawyers, Canons, and Prayer Books

How Elizabeth I defeated the Spanish Armada and saved the Church of England:
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."

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