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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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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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.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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Why did Elizabeth’s relationship with Spain deteriorate due to political challenges?.

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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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Why did Elizabeth’s relationship with Spain deteriorate due to political challenges?.

You should complete this quiz after completing the lesson 'Why did Elizabeth’s relationship with Spain deteriorate due to political challenges?'

Question 1

Question 2

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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?

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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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