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Q: What enabled the English to challenge Spain's power of the sea and seek colonies in North America? A) the defeat of the Spanish Armada B) the French defeat of Spain in a war C) the discovery
of gold at Roanoke D) the Spanish no longer wanting colonies
A: Henry VIII and the rise of the Royal Navy The foundations of sea power, having been laid during Henry VII's reign, were gradually expanded to protect English trade and open up new routes. [ King Henry VIII founded the modern English navy, more than tripling the number of warships and constructing the first large vessels with heavy, long-range guns. He initiated the Navy's formal, centralised
administrative apparatus, built new docks, and constructed the network of beacons and lighthouses that greatly facilitated coastal navigation for English and foreign merchant sailors. Henry thus established the munitions-based Royal Navy that was able to repulse the Spanish Armada in 1588, and his innovations provided the seed for the Imperial Navy of later centuries. Source(s): ]
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