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Sir Walter Ralegh - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Sir Walter Ralegh's execution (also, Sir Walter Raleigh); adventurer, courtier, soldier, historian and poet; British Literature / English Literature, history and poetry
Illustration: the execution of Sir Walter Ralegh
Sir Walter Ralegh
(1552 - 1618)

 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born: 1552
Devonshire, England
 
Died: 1618
London, England
 
Related authors:
Sir Philip Sidney
 
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Sir Walter Ralegh - LIFE STORIES
 
 
10/29/1618     The Last Elizabethan
On this day in 1618, English adventurer, courtier, soldier, historian and poet, Sir Walter Ralegh (also Raleigh) was executed. "The last Elizabethan" lived and died with flair, and on the main stage. To his executioner, who would moments later thrown down his cloak for Sir Walter to kneel, he inquired if he might see the axe, and then declared it "a sharp medicine."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Sir Walter Ralegh
by Robert Lacey
biography
 
Sir Walter Ralegh: The Poems, Eith Other Verse from the Court of Elizabeth I
by Martin Dodsworth (Editor), Walter Raleigh
anthology, poetry
 
The Letters of Sir Walter Ralegh
by Walter Raleigh, Joyce Youings (Editor), Agnes Latham (Editor)
letters
 
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"Sir Walter Ralegh to his Son"
Features audio recordings of Henri Cole, David Ferry, and Linda Gregerson reading Ralegh's sonnet-riddle addressed to his son. An accompanying article examines the style and meter of the verse, the poet's ill-fated voyage to procure Guianan gold to secure a pardon from King James, and Ralegh's place among the poets of his age: "During his lifetime, Sir Walter Ralegh was reckoned one of the notable poets of his age. No mean age. Spenser, Campion, Whitney, Shakespeare, Sidney, Sidney (sister to the brother), Marlowe, Lanyer, Donne, and Jonson: all were his contemporaries; all, or all the men, have prompted all-but-suffocating reverence ever since. Very little remains to help us judge the grounds of Ralegh's contemporary reputation. . . ."
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