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The Spanish Armada off the Coast of England


Ben Miller explores the fascinating history behind the miniature painting ‘The Spanish Armada off the Coast of England’, part of the collection at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Painted by an unknown artist, this vivid depiction of the defeat of the Spaniards by the British navy in 1588 is an extremely rare example of such a picture from the decades immediately following the event. Ben gets the lowdown from curators Anne Stewart and Winifred Glover, hears what a critical moment this was for Elizabeth I from author Philip Collins, and gets the Spanish perspective from journalist Eva Millan.

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Episode 4

Season 1

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