Presentation on theme: "The Spanish Armada The Key Players… Wanted England to be a Catholic country. Angry at execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Decided to invade England. Ordered."— Presentation transcript:
The Spanish Armada
The Key Players… Wanted England to be a Catholic country. Angry at execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. Decided to invade England. Ordered a huge fleet of ships (ARMADA) to be built. King Philip II of Spain
The Key Players… Determined that England would remain a Protestant country. Ordered English ships to attack Spanish ships and take their cargo. Elizabeth I
The Key Players… Very successful sailor. Made the first English voyage around the world. Plundered the Spanish ships. Knighted on return. Sir Francis Drake
Countdown To Invasion… Many attacks on the Spanish at sea by the English. Queen Elizabeth sends reinforcements to help the Dutch fight the Spanish. Mary, Queen of Scots is executed – she is next in line to the throne and a Catholic. The Pope agrees that Spain can attack England to restore the Catholic Church.
Countdown To Invasion… 21 st July 1588 The Spanish Armada sets sail for England…