The spanish armada was a costly defeat for philip ii while elizabeth's exchequer paid just over £160,000 to defend england, philip spent in excess of £14m on the armada. The defeat of the spanish armada in 1588 - a fleet of spanish ships led by medina sidonia with the purpose of overthrowing queen elizabeth i - is considered one of england's greatest military achievements, and one that served to boost the monarch's popularity. Made on the eve of the spanish armada in 1588 my loving people, we have been persuaded by some that we are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes for fear of treachery but, i do assure you, i do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. One of the most powerful women who ever lived was queen elizabeth i of england elizabeth (1533-1603) was the daughter of king henry viii and anne boleyn, and was known as the virgin queen or good queen bess.
Follow queen elizabeth i on her courageous journey a series of dramatic battles along with expert military skill, england defended itself against the spanish armada elizabeth i and the spanish armada is sure to capture any reader's attention and turn even the most casual reader into a history buff. The spanish armada was a spanish naval fleet (army of ships) most famous for being used by spain's king philip ii against britain in 1588the ships were on their way to flanders (across the english channel from england) to fetch an army to invade england. Queen elizabeth i - defeat of invincible spanish armada & settlement of virginia b loody mary, daughter of henry viii, reigned 5 years, during which time her government sentenced lady jane grey -the nine day queen - and 300 others to their deaths. This speech was given by queen elizabeth to her troops, fighting the spanish armada, on 9 august 1588 at tilbury in essex my loving people.
In 1588, king philip ii of spain sent an armada (a fleet of ships) to collect his army from the netherlands, where they were fighting, and take them to invade england this was done in the name of religion, because england had become protestant and no longer accepted the pope as the head of the. A painting of queen elizabeth i watching the defeat of the spanish armada is at risk of leaving the uk unless a buyer can be found to match its £210,000 asking price the 16th century battle is. Queen elizabeth and the spanish armada (world landmark books, w-13) [frances winwar, c walter hodges] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a popular history of the war between england and spain in the 15th century, written for children.
Queen elizabeth i is often referred to as 'gloriana' or 'good queen bess' credit: classic image / alamy stock photo queen elizabeth i presided over an age of discovery that saw the establishment of the english protestant church, the defeat of the spanish armada and the flourishing of the arts. Why was the spanish armada a success for queen elizabeth i does anyone think when queen elizabeth the first defeated the spanish armada was the coolest thing ever short paragraph on the spanish armada with queen elizabeth i. A defining moment occurred with the attack of the spanish armada in 1588 elizabeth i of england (1533-1603) was the daughter of king henry viii and anne boleyn, and proved to be a canny ruler these are her words when she visited her troops in the field. The story of the spanish armada, king philip of spain's attempt to invade england and overthrow queen elizabeth i part of the britain express guide to english history. Elizabeth i facts known for: elizabeth was the queen of england and accomplished many things during her reign (1558-1603), including defeating the spanish armada dates: 1533-1603 parentage: henry viii, king of england and france, and his second wife, anne boleyn, queen of england, daughter of thomas boleyn, earl of wiltshire and ormond, courtier and nobleman.
Free resource created by: queen elizabeth ist speech the spanish armada a video for schools and elizabethan history education. Mix - elizabeth - the golden age - storm (the battle of gravelines 1558) youtube the epic failure of the spanish armada i pirates - duration: 8:56 it's history 219,374 views. The spanish armada (spanish : grande y felicãsima armada, great and most fortunate navy) was the spanish fleet that sailed against england under the command of the duke of medina sidonia in 1588 , with the intention of overthrowing elizabeth i of england. Against the spanish armada summary by the 1580s, elizabeth had fallen into definite disfavor with philip ii of spain not only was she a protestant, not only had she refused his marriage proposals years before, she had also sent leicester to the netherlands to fight the spanish in 1585.
Queen elizabeth i's speech to the troops at tilbury, 1588: related questions 1 queen elizabeth i is sending her men to fight the spanish armada. Combatants in the spanish armada campaign: the armada (spanish for fleet), manned by spaniards, portuguese, italians, germans, dutch, flemings, irish and english against the english fleet assisted by the dutch fleet. The protestant queen elizabeth i would be removed from the throne and replaced with a catholic ruler the catholic religion would be restored in england the arrival of the armada on 29 july 1588 was no surprise. Queen elizabeth i's speech to the troops at tilbury, 1588 related questions queen elizabeth i is sending her men to fight the spanish armada.
The aim of this blog was never to cast a shadow over the remarkable reign of queen elizabeth i, it was just to get to the bottom of the opinion of some people that the defeat of the spanish armada. Queen elizabeth's decisive defeat of the invincible armada made england a world-class power and introduced effective long-range weapons into naval warfare for the first time, ending the era of. Ive done part of them but i am not sure of my answer so can you please help me out from these last questions i have, thank you 1 queen elizabeth i is sending her men to fight the spanish armada. A unified country under a ruler which share common goals and pride in a nation the rise of the nation-state began after england's defeat of the spanish armada.
The armada portrait commemorates the most famous conflict in elizabeth's reign, the spanish armada's failed attempt to invade england in 1588 its artist is unknown its artist is unknown. The defeat of the spanish armada is one of the most famous events in english history it was arguably queen elizabeth's finest hour for years she had been hailed as the english deborah, the saviour of the english people, and now it seemed that this is what she had really become.