This timeline is a chronology of the main events of the summit meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
This timeline details the main causes and events of the Spanish Armada
Please note: the dates used in this timeline are those that were in use in England in 1588. In Spain the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1582, in England the change did not take place until 1752. The change in calendar meant that the following day jumped forward by 10 days and explains why some sources date the events of the Armada 10 days later than those used here.