Speeches

Elizabeth I was an accomplished writer and speaker, and we are fortunate enough to still have transcripts today of the famous speeches she gave during her reign:-

1559 Parliament Speech

1559 Parliament Speech
As I have good cause, so do I give you...

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1563 Parliament Speech

1563 Parliament Speech
Since there can be no duer debt than princes' word,...

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1566 Dressing Down

1566 Dressing Down
Was I not born in the realm? Were my parents...

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1583 Speech on Religion

1583 Speech on Religion
One matter touches me so near as I may not...

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Speech to Polish Ambassador

Speech to Polish Ambassador
O quam decepta fui expectavi legationem mihi vero querelam adduxisti....

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The Golden Speech

The Golden Speech
Elizabeth I's famous Golden Speech was delivered to the House...

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The Tilbury Speech

The Tilbury Speech
The Tilbury Speech of 1588 was Elizabeth I's most famous...

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