Speech to the Troops at Tilbury: Summary & Analysis


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The Spanish king at the time of the proposed Spanish invasion of England in 1588 was:

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1. Tilbury was a strategic location for a fort mostly because it was on the banks of the _____ River, that led directly to London.

2. The commander of the Spanish army that was to actually invade England in 1588 was the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the late 1500s, England and Spain were engaged in hostilities for supremacy of England, and this worksheet and quiz pairing concern the speech given by Queen Elizabeth I to the English troops at Tilbury. The quiz is comprised of fill-in-the-blank questions asking about the conflict between Spain and England.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz and analyze your understanding of the:

  • Different parts of the Tilbury Speech
  • Strategic location of Tilbury Fort
  • Spanish king who ruled in 1588
  • Commander of the Spanish Army set to invade England

Skills Practiced

Acquire these skills by taking the quiz and using the worksheet as a study guide:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the speech to the troops at Tilbury from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the speech to the Tilbury troops to understand what inspires soldiers and what could gain victory for their commander
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the king of Spain in the late 1500s
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about this historic speech and the war that it influenced

Additional Learning

Still curious and want to learn more? Then check out the accompanying lesson called Speech to the Troops at Tilbury: Summary & Analysis. You will find these key objectives are met within the lesson:

  • Learn about the Cold War between England and Spain
  • Understand why Spain wanted to conquer England
  • Know what happened to the Spanish armada
  • Analyze the speech given to the troops at Tilbury
  • Understand the importance of the delivery method of her speech and the clothing worn by Queen Elizabeth I at Tilbury