2The Key Players… King Philip II of Spain 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.
3The Key Players… Elizabeth I Determined that England would remain a Protestant country.Ordered English ships to attack Spanish ships and take their cargo.
4The Key Players… Sir Francis Drake Very successful sailor. Made the first English voyage around the world.Plundered the Spanish ships.Knighted on return.
5Countdown 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.
6Countdown To Invasion… 21st July 1588The Spanish Armada sets sail for England…