Sir Walter Raleigh: A Biography

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 444 pages
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CONTENTSGenealogy - In Search of A Career (1552-1581) - Royal Favour (1581-1582) - Offices and Endowments (1582-1587) - Virginia (1583-1587) - Patron and Courtier (1583-1590) - Essex. The Armada (1587-1589) - The Poet (1589-1593) - The Revenge (September 1591) - In the Tower. The Great Carack (1592) - At Home; and in Parliament (1592-1594) - Guiana (1594-1595) - Cadiz. The Islands Voyage (1596-1597) - Final Feud with Essex (1597-1601) - The Zenith (1601-1603) - Cobham and Cecil (1601-1603) - The Fall (April-June, 1603) - Awaiting Trial (July-November, 1603) - The Trial (November 17) - Its Justice and Equity - Reprieve (December 10, 1603) - A Prisoner (1604-1612) - Science and Literature (1604-1615) - The Release (March, 1616) - Preparing for Guiana (1616-1617) - The Expedition (May, 1617-June, 1618) - Return to the Tower (June-August, 1618) - A Moral Rack (August 10-October 15) - A Substitute for a Trial (October 22, 1618) - Ralegh's Triumph (October 28-29, 1618) - Spoils and Penalties - Contemporary and Final Judgments - Index

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This is “the plain story of an eventful life,” said the author, but it is written in ornate and archaic language. It is not an easy read. Understandable, yes, if you are willing to make the effort ... Read full review

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