The Spanish Armada 1
The Spanish Armada was a fleet of ships.

The Spanish Armada 1

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The Spanish Armada was a fleet of ships. The Armada's mission was to sail to the Gravelines in Flanders and transport an army under the Duke of Parma across the Channel to England. The mission eventually failed.

See how you fare in our first History quiz on the subject.

1.
Which King of Spain ordered the Armada to sail?
Alonso II
Carlos I
Ferdinand I
Philip II
2.
Who did Philip want to remove from the English throne?
Edward VI
Elizabeth I
Henry VIII
Mary
3.
Which is not a reason for his hatred of Elizabeth?
Elizabeth was a Protestant
He believed that women were too weak to rule
He did not believe that she was the lawful queen
She had encouraged raids on Spanish ships
Catholic Philip believed that Mary Queen of Scots (who had been executed) had been the rightful heir
4.
Philip also wanted revenge on which Englishman?
John Hawkins
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Walter Raleigh
Drake had raided many Spanish ships
5.
Elizabeth sent soldiers to help which country rebel against Spanish rule?
Italy
Netherlands
Peru
Portugal
This annoyed Philip even further!
6.
Philip II was the widower of which Queen?
Catherine of Aragon
Isabella of Spain
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Tudor
Mary had died in 1558
7.
Which Admiral was the Armada's original commander?
Santa Clausio
Santa Cruz
Santa Dominguez
Santa Lopez
He died just before the Armada left Spain
8.
The Armada sailed in which year?
1568
1578
1588
1598
9.
Before the Armada left, where did Drake carry out a daring attack on it?
Cadiz
Corunna
Gijon
Valencia
He claimed to have 'burned the King of Spain's beard'!
10.
The Armada eventually set out from which port?
Bilbao
Lisbon
Oporto
Santander
In Portugal - a country that Philip II also ruled
Author:  Jan Crompton

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