Spanish Armada

Though the great Armada in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I is alluded to in both SARUM and LONDON, it becomes the principal action in 'The Armada Tree' chapter of THE FOREST. The story of the wreck of a Spanish galleon full of bullion near Hurst Castle in the Forest is based upon local evidence.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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