Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
Part of the History's Turning Points II video series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points II: Spanish Armada focuses on the ultimate showdown in 1588 between Catholic King Philip II of Spain and Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England. Though the battle raged, Philip's Spanish Armada, a fleet of 130 ships, proved no match for England's deadly fire ships. The royal Spaniard's vision of Catholic Europe went up in flames, along with his broken fleet. The program features on-location dramatizations and rare historical footage.