SPRING - JUNE 1589
In response to the failed Spanish invasion, the English send their own ‘armada’ to the Iberian Peninsula in 1589 to spread chaos in occupied Portugal. However, low supplies lead to a disastrous march to Lisbon. The English return home with the humiliating loss of 40 ships and 15,000 men.
María Pita was a Spanish heroine of the siege of A Coruña, who killed an English standardbearer after her husband was shot by a crossbow