Once the armada was defeated (65/130), only a small number of Spanish ships (65/130), were able to make it back into Spain.
The battle of Armada saw the deaths of over 20,000 Spanish Soldiers, Sailors, and Sailors.
Spain didn’t lose its importance once the Armada was defeated. Spain was able to defeat England both at sea and on foot in several battles over the next decade. Spain also maintained an important role in European and American trade and commerce until the late 16th Century. However, Spain was deep in debt due to the War with England. King Philip declared numerous bankruptcies. Phillip accepted that the armada was defeated as God’s will. He planned an improved, stronger armada to match the English Ships. 1595 Spanish ships were sent to Cornwall by the Spanish, but they were destroyed.
However, other “Armadas” were sent in the years 1596-1597 but were stopped by strong Storms. Spain began to lose its power in the 17th century. The Spanish Kings realized that they couldn’t do everything he wanted. The Armada was the beginning of Spain’s fall.
The English won a very victorious victory. There were only 100 casualties and no ships were lost. 7000 English sailors were killed by disease. And the government did not spare the poor survivors, who were often given little money to pay for their return journey to England.
England was made a powerful country by the defeat of the Armada. With the knowledge of a possible invasion, Elizabeth was now extremely secure.
England could still exist as an independent country of protestants. Another advantage was that the Spanish had fewer ships to protect their trading vessels, so English sailors could easily rob Spanish cities.
England established colonies in 17th century Spain, as Spain was becoming less powerful. The English established settlers in America’s formerly unexploited areas. More trade was taken over by the English with South and Central America by businessmen.
England celebrated the Armada’s defeat with a huge celebration On the right, a medal was created. It read “god blew them all” England’s debts topped 3 million by the time Elizabeth died. To stop taking on more debt, offices and crown lands were sold.