13. Why did the Spanish attack England in 1588

Lesson 13 of 17 that links to the English Reformation, beginning with Martin Luther and documenting the changes under the various Tudor monarchs.

This lesson examines the reasons for the launch of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Students will look in detail at:

  • the Singeing of the King of Spain’s Beard
  • factors that influenced Philip’s decision

There is an exam questions linked to the 12-mark Explain why … question that comes up on:

Question 2 on Paper 3
Question 4 on Paper 1
Question 2 on Paper 2

This is part of a series of lessons that aims to encompass the new 9-1 GCSE skills into Key Stage 3.

Lessons are colourful and engaging and match the content of the new Exploring History textbook from Pearson, although the textbook is not necessary for any of the tasks.

If you have any questions or queries please email info@theknowledgehouse.co.uk.

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