Before the speech the Armada had been driven from the Strait of Dover in the Battle of Gravelines eleven days earlier, and had by then rounded Scotland on its way home, but troops were still held at ready in case the Spanish army of Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma , might yet attempt to invade from Dunkirk ; two days later they were discharged. On the day of the speech, the Queen left her bodyguard before Tilbury Fort and went among her subjects with an escort of six men. Lord Ormonde walked ahead with the Sword of State ; he was followed by a page leading the Queen's charger and another bearing her silver helmet on a cushion; then came the Queen herself, in white with a silver cuirass and mounted on a grey gelding. She was flanked on horseback by her lieutenant general the Earl of Leicester on the right, and on the left by the Earl of Essex , her Master of the Horse. Sir John Norreys brought up the rear. The version that is most widely considered to be authentic was found in a letter from Leonel Sharp to the Duke of Buckingham.
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Embed from Getty Images. Before he was assassinated at age 39, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In his most famous speech, King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and called for an end to racism in the United States before a crowd of more than , people.
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The Oscar acceptance speech is a tricky and unique part of pop culture. It must be eloquent but not overly prepared. As hard as it is to pull off a truly great Oscar speech , it has been done. Earlier speeches by Julie Andrews in "I know you Americans are famous for your hospitality, but this is really ridiculous" and Ruth Gordon in "I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is" were on the right track, but in recent years, recipients have truly honed the craft.
Subscriber Account active since. While history is no stranger to crises, there are always leaders who come forward to help usher in more hopeful times by crafting and delivering impactful speeches. Leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Take a look back at some of the most famous speeches from history that still move us today. President Abraham Lincoln gave a relatively short speech at the deadliest battle site during the Civil War on November 19,