Walter Raleigh


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Noun1.Walter Raleigh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize VirginiaWalter Raleigh - English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
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This was Sir Walter Raleigh, who, being out of favor with his Queen, took refuge in his Irish estates until her anger should pass.
The ironic philosopher reflects with a smile that Sir Walter Raleigh is more safely inshrined in the memory of mankind because he set his cloak for the Virgin Queen to walk on than because he carried the English name to undiscovered countries.
During this period Jonson was under the patronage of various nobles, and he also reigned as dictator at the club of literary men which Sir Walter Raleigh had founded at the Mermaid Tavern (so called, like other inns, from its sign).
Sir Philip Sidney, the Earl of Essex, Sir Walter Raleigh, are men of great figure and of few deeds.
| 1587: Virginia Dare became the first child born of English parents in the New World - on Roanoke Island, North Carolina - seven days after Sir Walter Raleigh's second expedition landed.
The author describes the complicated relationship between Sir Walter Raleigh and his son Walter, Raleigh's desire to identify his son with himself, and his son's rebellion.
1618: Sir Walter Raleigh, English seafarer, once a favourite of Elizabeth I, was beheaded at Whitehall, falsely accused of treason.
ON THIS DAY 1618: Sir Walter Raleigh, English seafarer, once a favourite of Elizabeth I, was beheaded at Whitehall, falsely accused of treason.
HAPPENED ON THIS DAY 1618: Sir Walter Raleigh, English seafarer, once a favourite of Elizabeth I, was beheaded at Whitehall, falsely accused of treason.
6.Sir Walter Raleigh was executed during the reign of which English monarch?
A CONVOY of cyclists, including one dressed as Sir Walter Raleigh, converged on Teesside to help local youngsters to raise cash for a trip of a lifetime.
7 The potato arrived in Ireland back in 1580 and Sir Walter Raleigh was credited with bringing them ashore from England, although many historians dispute that fact.