Explore the enquiry: When was Elizabeth most threatened between 1569-1588?

This lesson explores the enquiry so far. It will consider what different threats Elizabeth faced between the years 1569 to 1588. It will consider specifically how Elizabeth I was threatened by Catholic plots, Mary Queen of Scots and the deteriorating relationship between England and Spain. It will analyse out of these threats, which was the greatest threat to Elizabeth and why.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Who had spent the years leading up to the Spanish Armada improving the design of English ships?

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Q2.Which of these is NOT a reason why King Philip II chose the Duke of Medina-Sidonia as the commander of the Spanish Armada?

2/10

Q3.What event in 1587 meant that the materials used to make the barrels within which the Spanish stored their water and food supplies were destroyed?

3/10

Q4.What was the impact of the singeing of the King of Spain's beard in 1587 on Spanish supplies?

4/10

Q5.What was the impact of England's use of fireships on the 6th August?

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Q6.When addressing her troops at Tilbury on the 9th August Elizabeth claimed that she had 'the body but of a weak and feeble woman' but that she had the 'heart and stomach' of a what?

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Q7.How many English ships were lost during the Battle of Gravelines?

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Q8.What changed direction after the Battle of Gravelines which meant that the Spanish Armada could not regroup?

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Q9.What drove many of the remaining Spanish ships into the rocks as they attempted to sail home around Scotland and Ireland after the Battle of Gravelines?

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Q10.What was the outcome of the Spanish Armada?

10/10

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Who had spent the years leading up to the Spanish Armada improving the design of English ships?

1/10

Q2.Which of these is NOT a reason why King Philip II chose the Duke of Medina-Sidonia as the commander of the Spanish Armada?

2/10

Q3.What event in 1587 meant that the materials used to make the barrels within which the Spanish stored their water and food supplies were destroyed?

3/10

Q4.What was the impact of the singeing of the King of Spain's beard in 1587 on Spanish supplies?

4/10

Q5.What was the impact of England's use of fireships on the 6th August?

5/10

Q6.When addressing her troops at Tilbury on the 9th August Elizabeth claimed that she had 'the body but of a weak and feeble woman' but that she had the 'heart and stomach' of a what?

6/10

Q7.How many English ships were lost during the Battle of Gravelines?

7/10

Q8.What changed direction after the Battle of Gravelines which meant that the Spanish Armada could not regroup?

8/10

Q9.What drove many of the remaining Spanish ships into the rocks as they attempted to sail home around Scotland and Ireland after the Battle of Gravelines?

9/10

Q10.What was the outcome of the Spanish Armada?

10/10

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When was Elizabeth most threatened between 1569-1588?

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Q1.Who did some people feel had a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth?

1/10

Q2.In which plot did Sir Francis Walsingham uncover a coded letter from Mary Queen of Scots giving her approval to the plot?

2/10

Q3.What relation was Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth I?

3/10

Q4.Which of the following DID NOT rebel in the Revolt of the Northern Earls?

4/10

Q5.What did the Spanish promise to send to help the Ridolfi Plot?

5/10

Q6.Who did Elizabeth send to the Netherlands to lead a force of over 7000 men?

6/10

Q7.Approximately how many men were sent by King Philip of Spain in the Spanish Armada?

7/10

Q8.Which country did Elizabeth give help to in their fight against the Spanish in in the 1570s and 1580s?

8/10

Q9.Who was Elizabeth's spymaster who uncovered various Catholic plots against Elizabeth I in the 1570s and 1580s?

9/10

Q10.Who did Elizabeth I allow to privateer in the New World with the aim of damaging Spain's interests there?

10/10

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Quiz:

When was Elizabeth most threatened between 1569-1588?

You should complete this quiz after completing the lesson 'When was Elizabeth most threatened between 1569-1588?'

Q1.Who did some people feel had a better claim to the throne than Elizabeth?

1/10

Q2.In which plot did Sir Francis Walsingham uncover a coded letter from Mary Queen of Scots giving her approval to the plot?

2/10

Q3.What relation was Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth I?

3/10

Q4.Which of the following DID NOT rebel in the Revolt of the Northern Earls?

4/10

Q5.What did the Spanish promise to send to help the Ridolfi Plot?

5/10

Q6.Who did Elizabeth send to the Netherlands to lead a force of over 7000 men?

6/10

Q7.Approximately how many men were sent by King Philip of Spain in the Spanish Armada?

7/10

Q8.Which country did Elizabeth give help to in their fight against the Spanish in in the 1570s and 1580s?

8/10

Q9.Who was Elizabeth's spymaster who uncovered various Catholic plots against Elizabeth I in the 1570s and 1580s?

9/10

Q10.Who did Elizabeth I allow to privateer in the New World with the aim of damaging Spain's interests there?

10/10

Lesson summary: Explore the enquiry: When was Elizabeth most threatened between 1569-1588?

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