Do you know the history of the Spanish Armada? Do you understand what motivated the Spanish Armada? To understand Protestant England and the American Revolution you have to know English history 200 years prior to the American revolution of 1776.
English History is American Heritage
Grand Design Exposed
by John Daniel
THE SPANISH ARMADA
In England, fourteen years before the Bartholomew massacre, Elizabeth, the younger half sister of Mary, took the throne as Queen. With flint like determination, she set a course to rule England that favored Protestantism. Imagine here what the Pope Pius V was saying. I am god and it is my right too who rules! Again always remember England was the only country to outlaw and legislated Catholicism illegal and to have a protesting government. Below Pope Pius V put a contract on the life of Elizabeth. Just imagine if this was taught in our schools? This is history that just is not being taught and over the years it is swept out of the minds. The pope putting a contract on Elizabeth's life?? Pope Pius V Quote:
So haughty are the claims of these degenerate men to believe in their minds to be the Pontifex Maximus;(high priest) God's representative on earth.(Lucifer Sun Worship which is Roman Catholicism) As such, they believe they have unlimited power to depose every monarch, hand over every country to foreign invasion, deprive everyone of his possessions without legal process. Any one offering help to one deposed - even basic human kindness - would be excommunicated. This peril stared Elizabeth straight in the face, as behind the scenes, the popes and his Jesuits encouraged civil disobedience. However, the popes, (and as incredible as it seems, in Elizabeth's forty-five year reign, she saw nine popes come and go) they all fully underestimated the patriotism of the English people, and the English Oak heart of their Queen. Below is the speech delivered by Elizabeth to the land forces assembled at Tilbury.My loving people,
We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit our selves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear,(Papists) I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects; and therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust. I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field. I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns; and We do assure you in the word of a prince, they shall be duly paid you. In the mean time, my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble or worthy subject; not doubting but by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.
A mighty fleet was prepared, with numerous war gun ships and large transports, 131 ships in all, carrying over 30,000 men; two-thirds who were soldiers. The Spanish "Invincible Armada" it was called, as it boasted its superior weapons and awesome numbers of strength. They were on a deadly mission, never doubting for an instant anything but success; with breeze filled white sails glistening in the sunlight that put in motion that day on 22 July 1588, the spectacular and proud Armada glided out of Spanish Corunna harbor. Destination: England. Mission: invasion; to bring the English under Spanish control in full submission to the Holy Roman Catholic Church: to teach this upstart, usurper, illegitimate bastard, heretic of a queen, and all her heretic subjects with her a lesson. - Ambitious mission; indeed!
The English had advanced knowledge of the coming Armada, and so kept a close watch for it, with preparations made to give warning signals at the first sighting. Then, the "reality" was upon them, as all England became alive with the news that the mighty fleet was approaching, spotted by a patrol one hundred miles off the coast. The English Navy sprung into action, as it put out to sea to engage the enemy. "Catholic" Spain, the most powerful European nation of the time, against small "Protestant" England. The scope of what was at stake here was tremendous, the common man fighting for human rights, in protest of the aristocrat forcing him to be his slave.
As the Spanish Armada advanced up the English channel, it formed a 'crescent' battle formation, with most of their gun ships on either end of the crescent, and the transports in the center. The English Fleet met them with sixty gun ships that were smaller but more maneuverable, with heavier and longer range cannons, and seamen, who were excellent gunners. To break up the Spanish formation, the English, under cover of darkness, sent in several fire ships filled with explosives, which sent the Spanish Fleet into a panic. From then on, the battle was in the English's favor. The Spanish were out maneuvered, out gunned, and out classed, driven on the run into the North Sea. Here the limping Spanish Fleet made a fatal decision to return home by going north of Scotland and around the west side of the British Islands and Ireland. Severe storms battered the already damaged and leaking remaining ships to pieces. The whole operation became a Spanish disaster; with nearly half of the ships lost and three-quarters of the men dead.
November 5, 1605
Eight years before the attempted Armada invasion, Jesuits were seditiously active plotting the overthrow of the English government. By using different disguises, aliases, and secret codes, to illegally slip in and out of England, Jesuit Robert Parson, in 1580, had led and then later organized a mission to bring other Jesuits into England to engage in a work of subversion. When the invasion failed, these masters of intrigue turned to another bizarre scheme. Known in your encyclopedia under the subject, the "Gunpowder Plot," - thirteen Catholic noblemen and five Jesuits formed a conspiracy devising a plan to explode 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellar of the House of Lords and kill King James I, and members of Commons as they assembled for the opening of Parliament on 5 November 1605. Their plan was to blow up the Parliament building, and out of the chaos, incite the people into a full insurrection.From a near-by building, an under ground tunnel had been dug to the Parliament building,where they gained access and put in place 36 barrels of gunpowder. But before the date it was to be detonated, the explosives were discovered, leading to the arrest of all those involved. The noblemen, after becoming aware that the plot was known, united together, choosing to resist arrest by fighting. Five were killed in the ensuing battle, with the remaining eight being brought to trial, convicted, and executed. Of the five Jesuits involved, two escaped, one died in prison, and two were convicted and executed. These failures only became minor set-backs to the Jesuits, in their mechanical robot persistence to subdue all for Rome. But to the English government and people, each episode was a harsh and stark reality of the fanatical enemy among them; and the vigilant precautions needed to protect their freedoms from popish rule.