England vs. Spain

and the spanish Armada

Years 1585-1604


The Armada Invasion came after years of tension between England and Spain. The Spanish Armada was a big fleet. It was defeated by an English naval force under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake.

Key Figures


A letter to English government giving details about the progress of the Armada. This document is a letter to the English government reporting the whereabouts of the Spanish Armada and how far away they are. The English government received this letter to give them a heads up about the Spanish Armada.

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Root Cause: Phillip wanted to remove Elizabeth I from the throne of England.

Direct Cause: To protect the interests of the Catholic church in England.