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  Orators Thursday 28 August 2003  
Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I's speech at Tilbury, where she urged the British troops on in the face of the looming Spanish Armada, ranks as one of the greatest moments in the history of oration.

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king; words that resonate and move, even today. But a memorable speech by a woman, is arguably, a rare thing.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of another great speech, Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream. Glenda Jackson and Ann Widdicombe join Jenni to discuss what makes the perfect speech.

BBCi History: Elizabeth I
R4 This Sceptred Isle: Martin Luther King


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