Why did the Spanish Armada fail?. L/O: Identify and prioritise reasons for the defeat of the Armada using historical sources. The Spanish Invasion of England in 1588. . WHY INVADE? Philip II of Spain was: determined to punish Elizabeth for a number of reasons:
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Why did the Spanish Armada fail? L/O: Identify and prioritise reasons for the defeat of the Armada using historical sources
The Spanish Invasion of England in 1588. WHY INVADE? • Philip II of Spain was: • determined to punish Elizabeth for a number of reasons: • Angry about the rejection of his marriage proposal • Annoyed about religious differences - Catholics V Protestants • Angry about the execution of Mary Queen of Scots • Angry about English sailors robbing Spanish treasure ships
Using sources to answer questions • 1. Using Source A, explain what Philip II blamed the defeat of the Armada on. • 2. What does source B say about whose side God was on? • 3. How are source A and D similar? • 4. When English ships were firing on the Spanish, why did the Spanish try to get closer? TEXT • 5. Where did the English set fire to the spanish ships? TEXT • 6. Which sources provide evidence that weather was an important factor? • 7. How were Spanish soldiers killed during the course of the Armada? [3 ways]
Can you . . . • Write a report to show why the Armada failed? (4) • Explain using information from the source? (5) • Priorities? Explain what you think the most important reason was? (6) • Evaluate the source? Which source do you think was the most useful and why? (6) • Are there any sources we can trust more than others? (tip! who wrote them?) (6)