King Phillip II of Spain’s Armada proved to be an expensive disaster but it made Queen Elizabeth I a formidable ruler and Sir Francis Drake a hero.
In the late 1500s, who was the ruler of Spain?
When did the Spanish navy defeat the Ottoman Empire?
Which English queen did Philip II marry?
Mary, Queen of Scots
Who was Queen of England in 1588?
What convinced Philip that he had to invade England?
English privateers robbing Spanish ships
Elizabeth helped the Dutch in their rebellion
Elizabeth had Mary, Queen of Scots executed
What is the name given to Philip's fleet of ships?
Who was in charge of the Armada when it sailed?
Duke of Parma
Duke of Santa Cruz
Duke of Medina Sidonia
As the Armada sailed up the Channel, what formation did it take to make it difficult to attack?
How did the English get the Spanish ships to break their defensive formation?
They cut their anchors
They sent in fireships
They fired broadsides
What did the Spanish fleet do next?
They sailed back down the Channel
They sailed north
They invaded England