Queen elizabeth i used her power over language to shape britain s history and frame the narrative of the spanish armada by giving a now famous speech to her troops on 9 august 1588. I know i have but the body of a weak and feeble.
During this battle the spanish were blown dangerously close to the shore.
Elizabeth 1 quotes spanish armada. We have a list of her quotes collected from her speeches and writing. And therefore i am come amongst you at this time not as for my recreation or sport but being resolved in the midst and heat of the battle to live or die amongst you all. I know i have but the body of a weak and feeble woman but i have the heart and stomach of a king and of a king of england too the past can not be cured and if i follow the inclination of my nature it is this.
But i assure you i do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Then the wind changed and they sailed northward in disorder. Let s look at elizabeth i s quotes on power ambition love relationship pain fear god and work.
To lay down for my god and for my kingdom and for my people my honour and my blood even the dust. My loving people we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety to take heed how we commit our selves to armed multitudes for fear of treachery. She successfully managed to safeguard england through the testing days of the spanish armada.
Defeat of the invincible spanish armada and the king of israel answered and said tell him let not him that girdeth on his harness armour boast himself as he that putteth it off i kings 20 11. Speech by elizabeth i spanish armada. Beggar woman and single far rather than queen and married.
This year is the 420th anniversary of the destruction of the spanish armada 1588 2008. On 31 july 1588 the spanish fleet tried to turn around to join parma and his army again. Deafeat of the spanish armada.
1 02 fear of invasion by spain remained high in england especially with the action of the spanish armada taking place so close to england s shores. 49 quotes from elizabeth i. In present day english.
During her reign arts trade and exploration flourished. A day of fierce fighting between the two fleets followed later called the battle of the gravelines.