Spanish Armada

Several very large vessels belonging to the Armada were lost on the coast of Argyle. Of their crews about five hundred were saved, who reached Edinburgh in a manner naked; and out of charity were clothed by the inhabitants, who then shipped them off to Spain. Their misfortunes however were not ended; for the ships in which they had embarked were forced by stress of weather into Yannouth, and here the Spaniards were detained until the queen in council, considering what miseries they had already endured, sent down an order permitting them to continue their voyage.

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