TIL of María Pita, a commoner Spanish woman who, during the Siege of Coruña in 1589, snatched the English banner from an English officer while defending the walls and killed him with the pole. He was Sir Francis Drake’s brother. Massive demoralization ensued, causing the English to lose the battle.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar%C3%ADa_Pita?wprov=sfla1

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