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Queen Elizabeth I of England & Wales

Elizabeth was a clever, hard-working monarch that continued much of what her father, Henry VIII had started. She was to become one of the most substantive British monarchs. She established the Church of England as a compromise between increasingly variant religious views.  She continued the development of the Navy to ensure that England could remain an independent nation against Roman Catholic plans to subdue her country and so defeated the Spanish Armada sent to invade the country. As a wartime leader, her speeches rank alongside those of Winston Churchill in WW2. During her reign trade and commerce grew as English privateers pushed out across the world while at home Shakespeare and the theatre flourished.

Question: Where did Queen Elizabeth I address her troops saying, I have the body of a weak and feeble women, but I have the heart and stomach of a King?

Answer: Tilbury