In Life and Legend
Hardback 396pp Illustrated
9781441112095   Product Code: 22296
In this scholarly, yet very readable biography, the authors give a detailed account of the life, achievements and legacy of Sir Walter Ralegh (1554-1618), from his roots in Devon to his speech from the scaffold. The book explores every aspect of a multi-faceted career as soldier, voyager, courtier, politician, poet, patriot and 'traitor', paying particular attention to Ralegh's alliances at court, the legal procedures that condemned him and his writings, including poetry, letters and travel narratives.