02 The Duke plays for time

All About History - - BATTLE OF GRAVELINES -

San Mar­tin, the Duke of Med­ina Si­do­nia’s flag­ship, and four other galleon place them­selves be­tween the English and the bruised Ar­mada. Over two hours the brave Spaniards fight a de­lay­ing ac­tion against the English, giv­ing the Ar­mada time to re­form. De­spite over­whelm­ing odds, the five Span­ish war­ships make it back to the Ar­mada and take their places in the for­ma­tion.

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