The British Invasion of the Philippines
Intramuros’ stone wall was strong and big. However, it was not able to save the city when the British invaded in 1762. The Spaniards were few and leaderless. The position of Governor-General was vacant, and the Archbishop of Manila, despite having no experience with war, commanded the army.
On the other hand, the British were prepared and had a lot of soldiers from India. In a few days, Manila was conquered and the British stayed for two years. After a lot of negotiations in Europe between Spain and Britain, the British left Manila in 1764.
The British invasion of Manila is an important part of history because it showed that the Spaniards were no longer as strong as before. This was the start of the gradual end of Spanish rule in the Philippines.