Sir Walter Raleigh

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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.

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Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh

In Life and Legend

Hardback396pp Illustrated

9781441112095     Product Code: 222296

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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.

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