Staffordshire at Sea

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Letter from members of the Privy Council to William Cobham, concerning the discovery of a Spanish Fleet off the coast of France, 28 August 1599

This letter illustrates the hostilities between England and Spain, which persisted after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

(© Staffordshire Record Office: D593/S/4/68/7)

Admiral George Anson (1697-1762) Sir John Leveson (1555-1615) George Legge, Baron Dartmouth (c1647-1691) Richard Drakeford (c1709-1757) John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823) Introduction