How did Elizabeth's direct action provoke all-out war with Spain?
This lesson examines how Elizabeth's further intervention in the Netherlands between 1585 and 1587 lead to all out war with Spain in 1588. It looks specifically at the role of the Earl of Leicester's campaign in the Netherlands and Drake's 'singeing of the King of Spain's beard' in escalating tension further.
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