Sir walter raleigh : being a true and vivid account of the life and times of the explorer, soldier, scholar, poet, and courtier--the controversial hero of the elizabethian age (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Sir walter raleigh : being a true and vivid account of the life and times of the explorer, soldier, scholar, poet, and courtier--the controversial hero of the elizabethian age

Author: Raleigh Trevelyan
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enthralling new biography of the most exciting and charismatic adventurer in the history of the English-speaking world Tall, dark, handsome, and damnably proud, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of history's most romantic characters. An explorer, soldier, courtier, pirate, and poet, Raleigh risked his life by trifling with the Virgin Queen's affections. To his enemies'and there were many'he was an arrogant liar and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
collective biographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Walter Raleigh, Sir; Walter Raleigh, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raleigh Trevelyan
ISBN: 9781466865990 1466865997
OCLC Number: 872608796
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 10, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Raleigh Trevelyan.

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An enthralling new biography of the most exciting and charismatic adventurer in the history of the English-speaking world Tall, dark, handsome, and damnably proud, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of history's most romantic characters. An explorer, soldier, courtier, pirate, and poet, Raleigh risked his life by trifling with the Virgin Queen's affections. To his enemies'and there were many'he was an arrogant liar and traitor, deserving of every one of his thirteen years in the Tower of London. Regardless of means, his accomplishments are legion: he founded the first American colony, gave the Irish the potato, and defeated Spain. He was also a brilliant operator in the shark pool of Elizabethan court politics, until he married a court beauty, without Elizabeth's permission, and later challenged her capricious successor, James I. Raleigh Trevelyan has traveled to each of the principal places where Raleigh adventured'Ireland, the Azores, Roanoke Islands, and the legendary El Dorado (Orinoco)'and uncovered new insights into Raleigh's extraordinary life. New information from the Spanish archives give a freshness and immediacy to this detailed and convincing portrait of one of the most compelling figures of the Elizabethan era.

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