By Simon Cooper and Terry Deary
Last updated 2011-02-17
Queen Elizabeth I may have gloated about defeating the Spanish Armada but the real winners were Dr Death and his friend Mr Disease. Once the fighting was over, those gallant sailors did not return to 'a land fit for heroes'. Fighters never do. English Admiral, Lord Howard, said after the battle ...
'The sailors cry out for money and they know not when they will be paid. Sickness and death begin to grow among us. It is a most pitiful sight to see how the men, with no place to go, die in the streets. It would grieve any man's heart to see those that have served so bravely, die so miserably.' Nice way to treat your heroes.
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