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Episode 104: Elizabeth and the Pretender, Don Antonio of Portugal

Episode 104 looks at Elizabeth’s relationship with the Portuguese Pretender, Don Antonio, when Philip II of Spain took the Portuguese throne. What does a Portuguese succession crisis have to do with Elizabeth? Listen to the episode to find out.

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Elizabethan Foreign Policy in Microcosm: The Portuguese Pretender, 1580-89

The Expedition to Portugal, 1589

Queen Elizabeth and the Portuguese Expedition of 1589