Sir Walter Raleigh died on 29 October 1618.
Sir Walter Raleigh was poet, Tudor Courtier and adventurer.
He led many expeditions to America and introduced
tobacco and the potato into England. He chose the name of the first English colony in America. He named it Virginia after Queen Elizabeth.
It is said that he spread
his cloak in
she did not have to stand in a puddle. There is no evidence to support
Sir Walter Raleigh was born in 1554 in Devon. He was a handsome man with dark brown
hair and was one of Elizabeth I's favourite
courtiers. Elizabeth I knighted him. However, as Elizabeth didn't like her courtiers to fall in love with anyone except
her, Sir Walter lost her friendship after he fell in love and married one
of Elizabeth's maids of honour.
When James I came to the throne, Sir Walter was convicted of treason. He spent the next 13 years in the Tower, with a death sentence hanging over him. He used the time to start writing his History of the World.
Sir Walter was beheaded on 29 October 1618 for hampering the friendship between Britain and Spain.
The life of Sir Walter Raleigh
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