Special Collectors Set 4
The Spanish Armada
Limited to 250 Sets - Issued in 1970
There was a great fleet of 130 vessels sent by Philip II of Spain to assist in the attempted invasion of England, in 1588.
The Armada was opposed by a smaller fleet of 90 English ships.
After five engagements, the Armada fled North, driven by great storms. Many Spanish ships were wrecked on the coasts of Scotland, Western Ireland, and off the coast of Cornwall.
Sir Francis Drake recieved his Knighthood following his circumnavigation of the world between 1577 and 1580
Sir Walter Raleigh, a great court favourite, was responsible for bringing Tobacco and Potatoes to England from the Americas.
King Philip had Mary Tudor as his 3rd wife, and his religious differences led him into conflict with France, The Netherlands, and England
The complete set consisted of the following five dolls :
- P.691 - Queen Elizabeth I
- P.692 - Sir Francis Drake
- P.693 - King Philip II of Spain
- P.694 - Anna of Austria - (4th wife of King Philip II of Spain)
- P.695 - Sir Walter Raleigh
Each doll was supplied with a numbered certificate of authenticity
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