Skip to content ↓


On 5th February, the History department visited the National Maritime Museum with our Year Ten students as part of their study of Elizabethan England. On this visit, our students engaged with primary resources and museum exhibitions to discover why the outcome of the Spanish Armada was one of resounding failure for the Spanish. Our students were both actively involved with the museum activities and understood the religious and spiritual element to the conflict between England and Spain. A key message of the day was understanding the significance and impact of the Armada and how the English made this into a social victory using portraits, despite the fact that the English failed in their own campaign later on.