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9 August 1588 – Elizabeth I rallies the troops at Tilbury Fort

Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I

Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I

On 9th August 1588, Queen Elizabeth I appeared before her troops gathered at Tilbury Fort, on the Thames estuary in Essex, and gave her famous “Tilbury Speech”.

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9 August 1588 – Elizabeth I rallies the troops at Tilbury Fort