How did developments in the New World contribute to the breakdown of relations between England and Spain?

This lesson examines how developments in the New World contributed to the breakdown of relations with Spain. It will introduce the concept of the 'New World' in the 16th century and discuss the causes of the increased global exploration under Elizabeth I. It will then look at the role of different factors including trade and commercial rivalry, privateering and Drake's circumnavigation of the globe in contributing to escalating tension. It will consider how both King Philip II of Spain and Elizabeth I reacted to these developments.

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Q1.How were Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots related?

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Q2.Who was Elizabeth's 'spymaster' who oversaw her intelligence network of spies?

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Q3.Who did Elizabeth I give support to in 1585 which angered King Philip II of Spain?

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Q4.Under the Act for the Preservation of the Queen's Safety (1585) if Mary was found guilty of plotting to overthrow Elizabeth, what would happen to her?

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Q5.In which plot did Walsingham uncover a coded letter from Mary where she gave her support to the overthrow of Elizabeth?

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Q6.What did Elizabeth sign in 1587 which was used to execute Mary Queen of Scots?

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Q7.What did Elizabeth I hear rumours of in January 1587 which prompted her to sign Mary's death warrant?

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Q8.How did Elizabeth react to the news of Mary Queen of Scots execution?

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Q9.After Mary Queen of Scots was executed. What did Elizabeth I claim?

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Q10.Who did Elizabeth I blame for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots?

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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!

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Q1.How were Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots related?

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Q2.Who was Elizabeth's 'spymaster' who oversaw her intelligence network of spies?

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Q3.Who did Elizabeth I give support to in 1585 which angered King Philip II of Spain?

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Q4.Under the Act for the Preservation of the Queen's Safety (1585) if Mary was found guilty of plotting to overthrow Elizabeth, what would happen to her?

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Q5.In which plot did Walsingham uncover a coded letter from Mary where she gave her support to the overthrow of Elizabeth?

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Q6.What did Elizabeth sign in 1587 which was used to execute Mary Queen of Scots?

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Q7.What did Elizabeth I hear rumours of in January 1587 which prompted her to sign Mary's death warrant?

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Q8.How did Elizabeth react to the news of Mary Queen of Scots execution?

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Q9.After Mary Queen of Scots was executed. What did Elizabeth I claim?

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Q10.Who did Elizabeth I blame for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots?

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How did developments in the New World contribute to the breakdown of relations between England and Spain?.

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Q1.What trade had England relied on in the Netherlands which was disrupted due to trade restrictions in Elizabeth's reign?

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Q2.Which of these is NOT a reason why global exploration increased under Elizabeth I.

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Q3.Where did the 'New Word' primarily refer to in the 16th century?

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Q4.Which country controlled much of the New World in the 16th century?

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Q5.What does 'circumnavigation' mean?

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Q6.How much treasure did Sir Francis Drake bring back from his voyage on the Golden Hind in 1580?

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Q7.Which of these did Drake NOT do DURING his voyage on the Golden Hind between 1577 and 1580?

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Q8.How did Elizabeth I respond to Drake's return to England in 1580 after his circumnavigation of the globe?

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Q9.What was the name of the territory that Francis Drake claimed during his voyage upon the Golden Hind between 1577 and 1580?

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Q10.What was a 'privateer'?

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Q11.What did King Philip II of Spain think of English privateering?

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How did developments in the New World contribute to the breakdown of relations between England and Spain?.

You should complete this exit quiz after you have completed the lesson 'How did developments in the New World contribute to the breakdown of relations between England and Spain?'

Question 1

Question 2

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Question 5

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Question 11

Q1.What trade had England relied on in the Netherlands which was disrupted due to trade restrictions in Elizabeth's reign?

1/11

Q2.Which of these is NOT a reason why global exploration increased under Elizabeth I.

2/11

Q3.Where did the 'New Word' primarily refer to in the 16th century?

3/11

Q4.Which country controlled much of the New World in the 16th century?

4/11

Q5.What does 'circumnavigation' mean?

5/11

Q6.How much treasure did Sir Francis Drake bring back from his voyage on the Golden Hind in 1580?

6/11

Q7.Which of these did Drake NOT do DURING his voyage on the Golden Hind between 1577 and 1580?

7/11

Q8.How did Elizabeth I respond to Drake's return to England in 1580 after his circumnavigation of the globe?

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Q9.What was the name of the territory that Francis Drake claimed during his voyage upon the Golden Hind between 1577 and 1580?

9/11

Q10.What was a 'privateer'?

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Q11.What did King Philip II of Spain think of English privateering?

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