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or Ra·legh  (rô′lē, rä′-), Sir Walter 1552?-1618.
English courtier, navigator, and writer. A favorite of Elizabeth I, he led military campaigns in Ireland and Spain, explored Guiana, attempted to colonize Virginia, and served as governor of Jersey (1600-1603). He was later executed for treason. His literary works include poetry, memoirs, and a world history.
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Noun1.Ralegh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize VirginiaRalegh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
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The literary spirit was all-pervasive, and the authors were men (not yet women) of almost every class, from distinguished courtiers, like Ralegh and Sidney, to the company of hack writers, who starved in garrets and hung about the outskirts of the bustling taverns.
The first three books of this, his crowning achievement, Spenser, under enthusiastic encouragement from Ralegh, brought to London and published in 1590.
What the plan of the poem is Spenser explains in a prefatory letter to Sir Walter Ralegh.
4) Nor is The Tempest mentioned in his dissertation Sir Walter Ralegh.
He contributed financially to several voyages of discovery and exploration, such as that taken by Martin Frobisher and Sir Walter Ralegh to the West Indies, and the exploration of the Azores.
In early modern travel writing, unknown territory is often associated with images of gender inversion: Sir Walter Ralegh was sure that he had found the Amazons on his voyage to Guiana; the boundaries of civilized territory are also frontiers of gender.
The words of men like Ralegh and Marlowe and their fellow thinkers had confirmed it.
This study is of one of those relationships, that with Sir Walter Ralegh (or Raleigh), and Mr Lyons sets out lo re-examine the relations between the two, the one a sovereign, the other a courtier on the make.
Walter Ralegh, "Instructions to His Son and to Posterity," in Larned, 256-57.
I thought of it very much like the correspondence between Ralegh and Marlowe.
Boyer, The Trial of Sir Walter Ralegh [sic]: The Law of Treason, the Trial of Treason and the Origins of the Confrontation Clause, 74 MISS.
In the episode on manor houses, first broadcast in February last year then repeated three weeks ago, Julian's "fabulous" apartment at Strete Ralegh House in Whimple, near Exeter, scooped the top title.