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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Q1.Which of these was NOT a demand issued by the Dutch in the Pacification of Ghent in 1576?

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Q2.Who did Spain sign the Treaty of Joinville with in 1584?

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Q3.Who did Elizabeth I try to negotiate a marriage alliance with in the 1570s?

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Q4.Who did England sign the Treaty of Nonsuch with in 1585?

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Q5.What event was the Pacification of Ghent issued after in 1576?

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Q6.How many soldiers did Elizabeth I send in a mercenary army to help the Dutch in 1577?

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Q7.The leader of the Dutch rebels was assassinated in 1584. What was his name?

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Q8.How much money did Elizabeth I give to the Duke of Alencon to resume his fight against Spain in the Netherlands?

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Q9.What was the aim of the Treaty of Joinville which was signed by Spain and the French Catholic League in 1585?

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Q10.Which country did King Philip II gain in 1580 which made his position even stronger?

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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.Which of these was NOT a demand issued by the Dutch in the Pacification of Ghent in 1576?

1/10

Q2.Who did Spain sign the Treaty of Joinville with in 1584?

2/10

Q3.Who did Elizabeth I try to negotiate a marriage alliance with in the 1570s?

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Q4.Who did England sign the Treaty of Nonsuch with in 1585?

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Q5.What event was the Pacification of Ghent issued after in 1576?

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Q6.How many soldiers did Elizabeth I send in a mercenary army to help the Dutch in 1577?

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Q7.The leader of the Dutch rebels was assassinated in 1584. What was his name?

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Q8.How much money did Elizabeth I give to the Duke of Alencon to resume his fight against Spain in the Netherlands?

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Q9.What was the aim of the Treaty of Joinville which was signed by Spain and the French Catholic League in 1585?

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Q10.Which country did King Philip II gain in 1580 which made his position even stronger?

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How did Elizabeth’s direct action provoke all out war with Spain?

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Q1.Who did Elizabeth I sign the Treaty of Nonsuch with in 1585?

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Q2.Who did Elizabeth I decide would lead a campaign to the Netherlands with 6,000 men?

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Q3.Why was Elizabeth I reluctant to fully equip Dudley with the ability to crush the Spanish?

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Q4.What did the Dutch offer Elizabeth I in 1576?

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Q5.What title did the Dutch offer Dudley that he accepted without Elizabeth's permission?

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Q6.Why was Sir Robert Dudley recalled home from the Netherlands in 1587?

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Q7.What name was given to Drake's attack on the Spanish fleet at Cadiz harbour in 1587?

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Q8.How many Spanish ships did Drake managed to destroy during the 'singeing of the King's beard' in 1587?

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Q9.How long did the 'singeing of the King's beard' delay King Philip II's naval invasion of England?

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Q10.When did King Philip II of Spain launch the Spanish Armada?

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How did Elizabeth’s direct action provoke all out war with Spain?

You should complete this quiz after completing the lesson 'How did Elizabeth’s direct action provoke all out war with Spain?'

Question 1

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Q1.Who did Elizabeth I sign the Treaty of Nonsuch with in 1585?

1/10

Q2.Who did Elizabeth I decide would lead a campaign to the Netherlands with 6,000 men?

2/10

Q3.Why was Elizabeth I reluctant to fully equip Dudley with the ability to crush the Spanish?

3/10

Q4.What did the Dutch offer Elizabeth I in 1576?

4/10

Q5.What title did the Dutch offer Dudley that he accepted without Elizabeth's permission?

5/10

Q6.Why was Sir Robert Dudley recalled home from the Netherlands in 1587?

6/10

Q7.What name was given to Drake's attack on the Spanish fleet at Cadiz harbour in 1587?

7/10

Q8.How many Spanish ships did Drake managed to destroy during the 'singeing of the King's beard' in 1587?

8/10

Q9.How long did the 'singeing of the King's beard' delay King Philip II's naval invasion of England?

9/10

Q10.When did King Philip II of Spain launch the Spanish Armada?

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