The Catholic, but when Queen Mary died childless

The Spanish Armada which is a fleet of warships that wanted to invade England. “In the 1580s, English raids against Spanish commerce and Queen Elizabeth I’s support of the Dutch rebels in the Spanish Netherlands led King Philip II of Spain to plan the conquest of England” states history.com. The two countries used to be both Roman Catholic, but when Queen Mary died childless in 1588, her only heir to the throne was her half-sister Elizabeth who was focused on turning the country into protestant if tensions wouldn’t have risen about this between the two countries. The Spanish would have found it very difficult to ban Protestants or get the English to speak any other language. At the end of the battle it would have delayed, by the rise of English sea power. I chose The Spanish Armada because the subject had intrigued me the most out of all the other subjects. The other subjects seemed so dull, then when I saw this topic I knew it was the right topic for me. The topic has a lot of adventure that I love the story. It also intrigued me that Queen Elizabeth didn’t take orders from the wise counselors. She defied the odds that a Queen couldn’t survive without a king. Not only did she do that but she also fought with a king in another country and won. She was very tricky, quick thinking, and up to date on the latest technology (which were cannons at the time). That is why The Spanish Armada appeals to me. I chose my category because it was more complicated than all the others and gave me a challenge. The website I had never done before and expressed my love for technology. It is a unique way to make my project stand out from a lot of others. The Website helped me to summarize a big event and separate it into two different categories. This also helped me with my organization skills in which I am lacking. It was a new fun experience that also helped me learn something new. Tackling on this mouthful of a project required breaking it down into several sections. The most important section of my planning was outlining my goals and defining research questions. Once these were put on my schedule, I spent hours at the school library and surfed the internet for online resources. Typing it out came next, and I had a rough draft first that I put through Grammarly and then corrected all the mistakes. Then I started typing out the final product. That is how I took on this project. I learned from my project that even though you may be so prepared for something and you think you have a guaranteed win, well think twice because the opposite team may just beat you. The Spanish Armada taught me that just because your a woman doesn’t mean men can just walk all over you, it means that you can do it equally as good, or even better than they can. She is also one person who denied women stereotypes and did what she was there for. That’s why I chose the Spanish Armada.