World History Moment: The defeat of the Spanish Armada

World History Moment: The defeat of the Spanish Armada
World History Moment: The defeat of the Spanish Armada

World History Moment: The defeat of the Spanish Armada

On August 8, 1588, the Spanish Armada was defeated. Beginning in the 1560s, Spain and England were involved in a power struggle. For many years, Spain had been getting rich by exploiting its colonies. England now wanted to get in on the game. Historian John Schmidt joins us to tell us what happened next. (photo: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=BHC0262. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia commons)