The History of Leith

September 26, 2007

The Spanish Armada

The threat of invasion by Spain loomed large for much of Elizabeth I’s reign, culminating in the launch of the Armada in 1588. The failure of this attack enhanced the queen’s popularity with her people, but did great damage to the standing of Philip II. What were the reasons behind the Armada, and did it bring an end to the Anglo-Spanish war? for more click here

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