The Tudor Society

26 July – Preparations for the Spanish Armada

On this day in Tudor history, 26th July 1588, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort in an effort to prevent the Spanish Armada from travelling up the Thames and attacking London.

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" talk, I explain what had led up to this day.

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