The Spanish Armada vs. The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 21 September 2023

Did you know that the Spanish Armada was defeated as much by storms as by the English navy? This video is all about King Philip II of Spain’s Enterprise of England, and his defeat at the hands of The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I of England in 1588.

The 1588 Spanish Armada was a fleet of 132 ships assembled by King Philip II of Spain (r. 1556-1598) to invade England, his 'Enterprise of England'. The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603) met the Armada in the English Channel and, thanks to superior manoeuvrability, better firepower, and bad weather, the Spanish were defeated.

After the battle, the remains of the Armada were then obliged to sail around the dangerous shores of Scotland and so more ships and men were lost until only half of the fleet eventually made it back to Spanish waters. The English-Spanish war continued, and Philip tried to invade with future naval expeditions, but the defeat of the 1588 Armada became the stuff of legend, celebrated in art and literature and regarded as a mark of divine favour for the supremacy of Protestant England over Catholic Spain.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:46 Three Queens and a King
3:53 The Deteriorating Relationship Between England and Spain
6:53 The Spanish Armada vs. The Royal Navy
10:00 The Aftermath
11:14 Outro

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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, September 21). The Spanish Armada vs. The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3040/the-spanish-armada-vs-the-royal-navy-of-elizabeth/

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Macquire, Kelly. "The Spanish Armada vs. The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 21, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3040/the-spanish-armada-vs-the-royal-navy-of-elizabeth/.

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