10Invasion of the Spanish Armada

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St Michael’s Mount is a small island managed by the National Trust and home to the St Aubyn family since about 1650. There are a number of people living here, and some of the interesting aspects have been folk memory. Here are 10 interesting facts about this unbridged tidal island that people can walk to. Spanish Armada in May 1588, the about 130 ships under the command of Duke of Medina Sidonia invaded England. It was at St Michael’s Mount Cornwall that the Spanish Armada was first sighted to begin the lit of the beacon to warn the people. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!