Philip II of Spain was angry that Queen Elizabeth had not punished Sir
Francis Drake for plundering Spanish ships and got together a huge fleet of ships and sent it against the English.
Why is the 1588 battle with the Spanish Armada so famous?
The Armada is famous because at that time England was a small nation
with a little navy and they were facing the greatest power in the world
(Spain). They defeated Spain, with help from Mother Nature. It marked the beginning of England's mastery of the seas. The
great history of the English navy began, as did serious English exploration
A brief account of the Spanish Armada - Nettlesworth School
Why did Philip of Spain pose such a big problem to Elizabeth I?
Interactive presentation of the Spanish Armada
Armada Hunt - Can you find all the information hidden in the Spanish Armada painting?
Why did the Spanish Armada fail?
Armada Information from the Channel 4 site
Tudor Exploration Interactive
A good introduction to the topic of Tudor exploration. It looks at some of the people and words associated with Tudor exploration