Elizabeth the Great - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

The Spanish invasion becomes imminent in 1587. With the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bequest leaving England to Spain, King Philip of Spain decides to give England to one of his daughters. A Spanish invasion to make England into a Spanish province is not pleasing to English people of any religious denomination. The Spanish plan to use their Armada to transport troops, horses and supplies up the English Channel to the Flemish coast, where barges will convoy General Parma and 17,000 troops to the Thames estuary in a military expedition.

In the meantime, Drake's lightning raid burns the shipping in the harbors of Cadiz and Corunna in Spain. Queen Elizabeth stops him from burning more, but he returns with the San Philip, one of the largest treasure ships ever to fall into English hands. Elizabeth continued to negotiate with the Netherlands to avoid more expenses in...

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