78. THE SPANISH ARMADA

Smith & Williamson Tent, Fri 28th June 20:45 - 21:45 (60 mins)

In 1585 Spain was the most powerful empire in the known world. As tensions between Protestant England and Catholic Spain grew, Spain decided to invade England and so launched the Spanish Armada. Sam Willis will give a thrilling account that will explain how the English managed to overthrow the Spanish invasion; who the key figures were and the tactics, triumphs and failures on both sides.