Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets

A Spanish Dance

Clip: Episode 1 | 3m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.

The Protestant population was rebelling in The Netherlands so Elizabeth sent an army of over 6,000 troops to help the Protestant revolt. This was Philip’s territory so she knew it was a dangerous move. She tried to take control of the situation by circulating a pamphlet across Europe justifying her actions. Elizabeth provoked Spain into setting sail to invade England in May 1588.

Aired: 06/21/20

Rating: TV-PG

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