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Three-part documentary about the sinking of the Spanish Armada, featuring dramatic reconstructions and information gleaned from recently recovered documents. Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of how England came within a whisker of disaster in summer 1588.

Series Cast

  1. Dan Snow as Self - Presenter

    Dan Snow

    Self - Presenter

    3 Episodes

  2. Anita Dobson as Queen Elizabeth I

    Anita Dobson

    Queen Elizabeth I

    3 Episodes

  3. Iain Fletcher

    Sir Francis Drake

    3 Episodes

  4. Joseph Balderrama as Medina Sidonia

    Joseph Balderrama

    Medina Sidonia

    3 Episodes

  5. Zeh Prado


    3 Episodes

  6. Philip Cox

    King Phillip II

    3 Episodes

  7. Rupert Frazer as Lord William Burghley

    Rupert Frazer

    Lord William Burghley

    3 Episodes

  8. Crispin Redman

    Sir Francis Walsingham

    3 Episodes

  9. Dominic Jephcott as Admiral Charles Howard

    Dominic Jephcott

    Admiral Charles Howard

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1 - Armada: 12 Days to Save England

Season 1

2015 | 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Armada: 12 Days to Save England premiered on May 24, 2015.

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Armada: 12 Days to Save England


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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