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The story is one of the most widely-known stories of modern history. “The Spanish Armada was on its way” is a well-worn myth. On March 6, 1492, the English army of Henry V (known to history as simply the “King”) faced off with the Spanish army of Diego Velazquez y Isidro (“the Man of God”) in what would become a bloody conflict. It didn’t begin well. The Spanish managed to break the English siege for a few weeks but were beaten back and abandoned to the English. The English army then went out and raided other English kingdoms. After that point, the battle was no longer the most famous, but the most intense. This is what the story has come to be, that the worst thing that can happen to a nation, is a successful invasion.
“There are few more tragic events in history than the conquest of a nation by a foreign ruler.” – Thomas Burke, the first Earl of Pembroke
As the story goes, Henry V’s army invaded Spain. But as with most battles, there are at least two sides to it. There is the side of the invaders of conquest who had a strong belief that they were in fact God’s chosen. And there is the side that believes that Henry V’s army was just an invading army. And what are the two sides of the story? Well, this is a big part of the debate around the Spanish Armada. What is the first side that we should see? How can we identify this side if there are two?
It is the side of the Spaniard who believed they were on a mission to conquer. They were looking for a kingdom that they believed was cursed or cursed to become as a result of the conquest. They believed that in order to be great again, they would need to kill their enemies and their oppressors. This is the