Elizabethan Unit study: Week Four: Drake and the Spanish Armada

Biography This week we continued to read the next couple of chapters from our main core book: We learnt about the political and religious back drop to the Spanish declaring war on the British, and the resultant failure of the attack by the Spanish Armada. The Reformation I’ve shared these books before but for cohesion…


Crusaders: Pope Urban’s Speech – Part One

Pope Urban II speech at Clermont, 1095, is arguably one of the most influential speeches of all times.  It is the speech that fired up a whole nation to join together, even whilst parts of it were at war with each other, to fight against the perceived enemy of God, the Muslims; to fight for…

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