Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
About This Show
Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.
Go to http://www.englandcast.com for more info.
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Episode 104: Elizabeth and the Pretender
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In 1580 Portugal was in the midst of a succession crisis. Don Antonio had a good claim to the throne, but he was illegitimate. Philip II of Spain had a claim, but he was Spanish, and thus, a foreigner. Philip took the throne, leaving Don Antonio an exile with a claim to the throne. He found some support in England, where Elizabeth saw him as an asset in her fight against Philip and Spain in the leadup to the Armada. This one event in Elizabeth's foreign policy sheds light on her calculating nature, and how she
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Rated 5 out of
Informal easy history at its best
We may want to debate some of the interpretation (our host is rather anti Ricardian, I think) but this is an easy and unhurried way to absorb well researched popular history.
Date published: 2015-10-22