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Walter Ralegh : architect of empire

Author: Alan Gallay
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Sir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. She showered him with estates and political appointments. He envisioned her becoming empress of a universal empire. She gave him the opportunity to lead the way. In Walter Ralegh, Alan Gallay shows that, while Ralegh may be best known for founding the failed Roanoke colony, his historical importance vastly exceeds that enterprise. Inspired by the mystical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Walter Raleigh, Sir; Walter Raleigh, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gallay
ISBN: 9781541645790 1541645790
OCLC Number: 1089491047
Notes: [Subject's name is spelled Ralegh throughout book.]
Description: xiii, 560 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Toward an empire --
Annoying the king of Spain : blueprints, legalities, and baby steps --
Ralegh and the Second Desmond War --
"A man noted of not good happ by sea:" Humphrey Gilbert prepares to colonize America --
The case for genocide : George Peckham visualizes colonization --
The courtier --
The cult of Elizabeth --
Planting a New World colony --
Summer of discontent --
Singeing the Spaniard's beard --
A briefe and true report --
Publicizing Ralegh's Virginia --
Fire and smoke : the Hermeticists' Indians --
Planning the Munster plantation --
Bloodlines : Captain Ralegh and the Desmonds --
Ralegh in Youghal --
Preparing the plantation : establishing authority --
Resistance to plantation --
Ralegh's colonists --
The plantation economy --
Of friendship, marriage, and goddesses --
A courtier's disgrace and the shipping of staves --
The search for El Dorado --
The discovery of Guiana --
The benevolent empire --
Wheel of fortune --
Reincarnation : Ireland and the course of colonialism --
Treasons --
The great cordial --
Prince Henry --
History of the world --
"He called to the headman to shew him the ax."
Responsibility: Alan Gallay.

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From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and coloniser, showing how he laid the foundations of the English Empire  Read more...

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