Men fight wars, women win them

What is the meaning of this quote?

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It appears to be a reference to the speech made by Queen Elizabeth I, on 9 August 1588 at Tilbury, at the time of the conflict with the Spanish Armada. It contained the words:

I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.

Wikipedia: Speech to the Troops at Tilbury.

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    This may favourably compare Elizabeth's rhetoric with Churchill's, but does it really address the question? – Edwin Ashworth Feb 4 '17 at 13:47
  • @EdwinAshworth The question, unfortunately is not terribly explicit, and consists of "I am unable to understand the meaning of this quotation, if anyone can help please". My answer attempts to address that. – WS2 Feb 4 '17 at 14:30
  • You're quite correct. The question needs clarifying or closing. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 4 '17 at 14:37
  • @StoneyB Well there is a perfectly good Wikipedia article on Speech to the troops at Tilbury in which it explains that the text was found in a letter of Lionel Sharp date 1624. I certainly heard about it long before there was an internet. What sort of evidence would you want? I'm sure I could find it in a history book, if you feel that would be more authoritative. You are not suggesting this is "fake news" are you? There have been people who have agued that she was in reality male. – WS2 Feb 4 '17 at 18:23
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    @WS2 Apologies: I wasn't referring to the Tilbury speech but to the "Man fights woman wins" in OP's question. I'll move it up to the Question. – StoneyB Feb 4 '17 at 18:27

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