The epic sea battles between the English Fleet and the Spanish Armada come to life in your classroom through this Jackdaw’s Broadsheet narratives and its hands-on documents and illustrations. Students will, using early maps of the times and engravings of warships, learn how sea warfare was conducted, about the heroic actions of Sir Francis Drake, and about the ongoing quarrel between Spains’s Philip II and England’s Oueen Elizabeth. Rare documents, which may be found only in British museums, are replicated in this Jackdaw; use the unique series of five maps to show precisely how and why the British stopped the Armada. Historian: John Langdon Davies. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
The Quarrel and the Men
- Singeing the King of Spain’s Beard
- The Ships
- Did Drake Drum Them Up the Channel?
- The Fire Ships
- The End of the Armada
- Elizabeth at Tilbury
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
An engraving of Lord Howard of Effingham.
- Sir Francis Drake. Portrait by Joss de Hondt.
- Resolution to pursue the Armada northwards by a Council of War. August 1, 1588.
- A map of the Armada from its entrance into the Channel to its return home, with detailed maps of the fleets in four incidents.
- The Adams map of the defenses of the Thames from Tilbury upstream.
- The Armada off Calais.
- The “Armada portrait” of Queen Elizabeth at Woburn Abbey.
- Engraving of the defeat of the Armada and the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot.
- Contemporary engravings of Armada ships.