Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604)

Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604), 1585–1604 war between the kingdoms of Spain and England.

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The Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) was an intermittent conflict between the kingdoms of Spain and England that was never formally declared. The war was punctuated by widely separated battles, and began with England's military expedition in 1585 to what was then the Spanish Netherlands under the command of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in support of the resistance of the States General to Spanish Habsburg rule. The English enjoyed a victory at Cádiz in 1587, and repelled the Spanish Armada in 1588, but then suffered heavy setbacks in the English Armada in 1589 and the Drake–Hawkins and Essex–Raleigh expeditions in 1595 and 1597 respectively. Two further Spanish armadas were sent in 1596 and 1597 but these ended in failure for Spain mainly because of adverse weather and poor planning. The war became deadlocked around the turn of the 17th century during campaigns in the Netherlands, France, and Ireland.

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