Editors. "Spanish invasion scare in England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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England faces a Spanish invasion scare, after Madrid threatens to retaliate against the treatment of English Roman Catholics and the colonisation of Virginia. However, Philip III ultimately abandons the plan, and in May he sends a new ambassador to improve relations between the two countries.