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Our Speeches Database

Speeches are not just iconic moments in history they help you better understand the thoughts of real people. Lines can be used in your essays and exam answers.

Search and click the links in the table below to access the text and videos of dozens of speeches about British politics and history.

NameSpeech DescriptionLocationDate
Queen Elizabeth ISpanish ArmadaTilbury1588
King Edward VIIIAbdicationBuckingham Palace1936
King George VIDeclaration of war Buckingham Palace1939
Queen Elizabeth IITribute to the Queen Mother--
Sir Geoffrey HoweResignationHouse of Commons1990
Oliver CromwellDissolution of The Long ParliamentHouse of Commons1653
Enoch Powell MPRivers of Blood -1968
Emmeline PankhurstFreedom or DeathHartford, USA1913
Robin Cook MPResignation over Iraq WarHouse of Commons2003
Christabel PankhurstVotes for Women-1908
Sir Winston ChurchillIron Curtain-1946
PM Tony BlairProposing a war with IraqHouse of Commons2003
PM Margaret ThatcherVictory in the Falklands-1982
PM David CameronAbout the Coalition Government-2010
Sir Winston ChurchillTheir “Finest Hour” House of Commons1940
PM Margaret Thatcher"The Lady’s not for Turning”Party Conference1980
PM Tony BlairLabour Party Conference -1999
Sir Winston ChurchillTribute to “The Few”--
PM David CameronUK riots-2011
PM Margaret ThatcherBrighton bombingBrighton1984
PM Theresa MayBrexit Speech Party Conference2016