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Tudor fact file

Alessandro Farrese

Born 1571
Died 1592
Son of Duke Ottavio Farnese and Margaret of Parma


  • The Duke of Parma.
  • He was the Governor of the Netherlands.
  • He had an army ready to invade England once Medina Sidonia and the Spanish fleet had arrived in the Netherlands.
  • He became famous in Spain during their wars with Flanders and France.
  • The army never made it, because the Armada lost to Drake and Howard.
  • He died of a wound at Arras, in 1592.


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More about the Armada

A Spanish view of the Armada

A brief description of the Armada (This is easier to read and explains it well)

The BBC's page on the Armada