The Tudor Minute

With the Tudor Minute you get daily bites of live from 16th century England. Created by the Renaissance English History Podcast, one of the longest running indie history podcasts, these bite size snippets provide a quick dose of Tudor any time of the day.

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Tudor Minute September 14 - Drake leaves for the Caribbean R

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Today in 1585 Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth for what would be called The Caribbean Raid. The pseudo-war between England and Spain had been heating up, and much of that had to do with piracy of Spanish ports and it would culminate in 1587 when Drake raided Spanish mainland in the Singeing of the King’s Beard in Cadiz.