Elizabeth I and Spain: The road to war

Early Modern British History

By Dr Sue Doran. Produced by Simon Brown, published 12th August 2015

The Coming of the Armada

In this podcast Dr Sue Doran of Christ Church College, Oxford, discusses whether war with Spain was inevitable, why Tudor relations with Spain decline, the Netherlands, Elizabeth I's desire to avoid war, 1581 and the road to war.

Was war with Spain inevitable for Elizabeth I?
Why do relations decline? The Netherlands.
Elizabeth's desire to avoid war.
1581 and the road to war.

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