The clip england prepares for war with Spain from Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) with Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush
This Spanish Armada is at sea with an army of 10,000 men?
And Philip's friend, the Duke of Parma,
has 15,000 men on the French coast.
They plan to cross the Channel in barges and sail into the Thames.
They don't have enough barges yet. We have a little time.
And our forces defend the mouth of the Thames at Tilbury with...
What? How... Four thousand men?
Three thousand. Possibly.
If the Spanish fleet unites the barges,
their combined strength will overwhelm us.
Then we shall engage them at sea,
before they have the chance to unite.
this vast Armada will surely smash through our naval defenses
and overrun us on land.
We must prepare for the worst.
I need air.
With this ring, I thee wed.
With my body, I thee worship.