Why did England and Spain go to war?

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  • Why did England and Spain go to war?
    • Religious Differences
      • England was Protestant
      • Spain was Catholic
      • The pope called for all Catholics to challenge Elizabeth in 1570
    • Francis Drake and other English sailors had robbed Spanish ports and stole treasures in the 1570's
    • Elizabeth wouldn't marry the King of Spain (Philip 2nd)
      • He had been married to Elizabeth's sister Mary 1st and wanted to maintain power
    • Elizabeth send soldiers (Robert Dudley and 7'000 men) to help the Dutch rebels against the Spanish Catholics.
      • 1584 William of Orange assassinated for rebelling in the Netherlands.  1585 Elizabeth send her soldiers.
  • The catalyst for War

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