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