Sir Walter Raleigh

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Faber & Faber, Limited, Oct 21, 2010 - 656 pages
Soldier, explorer, scholar and ambitious courtier in the shark-pool of Elizabethan politics, Sir Walter Raleigh is the epitome of the English Renaissance man. Yet to many of his day he was an arrogant liar, who deserved every one of his thirteen years in the Tower of London. In this title, the author reveals the truth.

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What struck me most about the contents of Sir Walter Raleigh, a lengthy biography by Raleigh Trevelyan, was why a man so talented and so proactive in defending his country against all her enemies ... Read full review


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The best place for Sir Walter Raleigh, the English historian A.L. Rowse once observed, was the Tower of London. This well-written life by namesake and descendant Trevelyan makes a long but engaging ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Raleigh Trevelyan is a writer and editor. Born in the Andaman Islands in 1923, he moved to Britain when he was eight. His classic "The Fortress" was published in 1956; among his other books are "Rome '44," "The Golden Oriole "and a study of his ancestor, "Sir Walter Raleigh." He lives in London and Cornwall.

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