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I will kill you!
Help the Dutch against the Spanish.
Allow them to be defeated which would leave Spain free to concentrate on England.
This plan backfired, though, as the troops under Casimir’s command attacked Catholic churches, which meant some of them made peace with Spain and sought their protection once again.
Under the Duke of Parma, Spain gained the upper hand against the Dutch and Elizabeth still refused to intervene directly in the Netherlands until 1584. On 10 July, William of Orange, the leader of Dutch Protestant rebels, was assassinated by agents of Phillip II.
Dudley accepted the title of Governor.
Dutch Protestants were without a leader and Elizabeth had to make a decision: help the Dutch against the Spanish or allow them to be defeated which would leave Spain free to concentrate on England. Elizabeth chose to established the Treaty of Nonsuch.
We are annoyed by the English.
This was in August 1585. This meant England would provide 7,000 troops to aid the Dutch rebels The Netherlands would allow England to use the Dutch towns Brill and Flushing as military bases.
By this time, Philip considered England openly at war with Spain and turned his attention towards England, eventually launching the Armada in 1588. Elizabeth was also horrified that Dudley accepted the title of Governor.
This suggested that England was seeking control over the Netherlands (which would annoy the Spanish even more) and she felt that the campaign was costing too much. By 1588, Spain was in a position to directly challenge England.
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