Queen Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech

| August 9, 2018

Queen Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech

On 9th August 1588, the fifty-four-year-old Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn gave a rousing speech. She gave it to the English troops that had been gathered at Tilbury Fort by her good friend, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in anticipation of the expected invasion by the […]

30 November 1601 – Elizabeth I’s Golden Speech

| November 30, 2014

30 November 1601 – Elizabeth I’s Golden Speech

On 30th November 1601, Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, delivered her famous Golden Speech to the House of Commons, to address their concerns over England’s economic state of affairs. It was the last speech that she gave to Parliament, and in it she spoke of her position as Queen and […]

Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech – 9 August 1588

| August 9, 2014

Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech – 9 August 1588

Although the remaining ships of the Spanish Armada were homeward bound, England was still expecting to be threatened by the troops of the Duke of Parma who could come across the English Channel as soon as the wind was favourable. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, had invited Elizabeth I to visit the 8,000 men he […]