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West Tilbury - where Queen Elizabeth I gave her speech

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The site of Elizabeth I's speech

The most famous speech of the Virgin Queen was given in a field a little bit north of West Tilbury church. The exact site was lost for many years until it was rediscovered by Randal Bingley who also provided the above illustration - see Panorama 29 for his article. The night before her great speech, Elizabeth stayed at Saffron Gardens in Horndon. "Queen Elizabeth Slept Here", was published by the Thurrock Local History Society to mark the four hundredth aniversary of this important event.

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