A picture from a book by George Carleton called 'A Thankfull Remembrance of God's Mercie', published after Queen Elizabeth I's death.
The publication from which this picture came was a celebration of the greatness of the Queen's reign. It was also an expression of thanks to God for saving her from the various plots against her, hatched all manner of deadly and devious enemies.
This picture contains a wealth of detail for the historian. The beacons which gave the alarm can be clearly seen along the coast. The Armada is in its famous crescent shape, albeit struggling against the friendly (to England) wind. The preparations of the English at Tilbury are also clearly shown.