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The Anglo-Spanish War of the 1500s was a result of King Phillip the Second's suppression of the growth to the Protestant religion in Catholic Spain. It was caused by England's Act of Supremacy, which threatened the power of the Pope.

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Spain had begun to become a world power. They were gaining lots of territory and riches in the new world.

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That would be 1066 when William (the Conqueror) of Normandy invaded (and conquered) England. Initially this meant that the King of France received taxes from England but it also meant that England ruled Normandy. But through marriages the King of England (this is 100s of years later) ended up ruling half of France. This meant the two countries started contesting for power.When, finally, England was ousted from France after the Hundred Years War it wasn't long before they had something else to fight about. In 1492 Cristopher Columbus returned from his voyage to the New World with stories of a land rich in gold and precious minerals. England, France and Spain leapt at the chance of riches and new lands and all three fought each other for power for hundreds of years.When all of that calmed down it was time for a Corsican by the name of Napoleon Boneparte to bring his ideas for France. This meant conquering most of Europe with only Spain, Portugal and the UK standing against him.For some reason after that England and France were relatively friendly with each other.The answer to your question is 1066 but I thought a history of English-French wars might be useful to you.

What did the English do against William?

William of Normandy invaded England in 1066. Known as the Battle of Hastings by the Normans, it was referred to by the English as the Battle of Senlac. King Harold had just defeated an attack from Herald Hardratta of Denmark. King Harold's brother, Tostig had fought on the side of the enemy against England, hoping to rule in his brother's place. The invaders were defeated & King Harold then took his troops south to Hastings to meet the attack of William. At first, the battle went against The Norman invaders. However, after 3 days of hard fighting, King Harold was killed & William won the Battle.Like any enemy, William was feared and dnot welcome on English soil. Despite this, he was a fair and capable ruler who employed justice for the people of England.

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