Why did Elizabeth's relationship with Spain deteriorate due to political challenges?
This lesson examines how political challenges lead to a deterioration in the relationship between England and Spain from 1570 until 1585. It examines how Elizabeth dealt with the issue of the Netherlands after the Dutch rebelled against Spanish rule in 1567. It will examine how Elizabeth and King Philip II's actions in the Netherlands lead to an escalation in conflict between the two countries between 1570 and 1585, culminating in the eventual outbreak of war between England and Spain in 1585.
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