The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Philip II of Spain

Philip II of Spain was lavishly entertained in Plymouth in 1557 as he sought to encourage his wife to consider fighting against the French and Dutch. He was ultimately successful in his mission, but the war itself went badly for England.

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