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Excerpt from State Papers Relating to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, Anno 1588, Vol. 2
The 29th Of the said month, being resolved the day before my Lord Admiral should give the first charge, Sir Francis Drake the next, and myself the third, it fell out that the galleass distressed altered my Lord's former determination, as I suppose, by prosecuting the destruction Of her, which was done within one hour3 after. In the meantime Sir Francis Drake gave the first charge upon the Spanish Admiral, being accompanied with the Triumph, the Victory, and others. Myself, with the Vanguard, the Antelope, and Others, charged upon the tail, being somewhat broken, and distressed 3 Off Of their great Ships among which, my ship shot one Of them through six times, being within less than musket shot.
After this long fight, which continued almost six hours, and ended between 4 and 5 in the after noon, until Tuesday at 7 in the evening, we continued by them, and your Majesty's ﬂeet followed the Spaniards along the channel, until we came athwart the Brill, where I was commanded by my Lord Admiral, with your Majesty's ﬂeet under my charge, to return back for the defence of your Majesty's coasts, if anything be attempted by the Duke Of Parma; and therein have obeyed his Lord ship much against my will, expecting your Majesty's further pleasure.
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