Lost armada

Walking on the battered and rotted remains of old ships and boats—"wood sieved by the shipworm"—Stephen turns his thoughts from the disaster of his own past to a national disaster: the ruination of Spain's great "Armada," which helped England to become an imperial power, the ruler of the waves.

John Hunt 2013

Route taken by the Spanish Armada in 1588, in a map drawn for the History department of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Source: Wikimedia Commons.