Spanish Armada

Though the great Armada in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I is alluded to in both SARUM and LONDON, it becomes the principal action in 'The Armada Tree' chapter of THE FOREST. The story of the wreck of a Spanish galleon full of bullion near Hurst Castle in the Forest is based upon local evidence.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The first MGM Lion was Irish. The iconic MGM lion, which appears before every MGM film since the studio’s birth, has been a number of different lions since the early 20th century, but the very first MGM Lion was a Dubliner! Slats, born in the Dublin Zoo in 1919, was used on every black and white MGM film between 1924 and 1928. To this day, he is the only MGM lion not to roar, though reportedly he could growl on cue.




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