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Very disappointed with this dramatized 'story' of the Armada. Not suitable for serious study. It does not give any of the intrigue; political situations; or the reason why we 'beat' the Armada.
This is something I would expect to see by viewing on television aimed at senior school children.
A missed opportunity to dramatise all of the characters and the full story.
I would like the dramatization more if the propaganda was muted slightly, the presentation less chauvinistic and facts respected. For instance, to say there were no English casualties is to ignore the huge mortality rate of the English soldiers, of whom half died of disease made worse by poor supplies and little food, during the mobilization. So many sailors perished during 1688 that England would have been incapable of further defense had it been necessary. Certainly, there were no sailors to man over half the vessels the crown requisitioned.