Reference Entry

Ralegh, Sir Walter (1554-1618), courtier, explorer, and author

Mark Nicholls and Penry Williams

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23039

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Early years and education, 1554-1580 | The soldier in Ireland, 1580-1581 | The favourite, 1581-1583 | The colonist, 1583-1588 | Potatoes and tobacco | The propagandist, 1591 | Marriage and disgrace, 1591-1595 | The court poet | The atheist | The explorer, 1595-1596 | The rival, 1596-1600 | The suspect, 1600-1601 | The traitor, 1601-1603 | The prisoner, 1603-1612 | The Tower scholar, 1603-1618 | The last voyage, 1616-1618 | Trial and execution, 1618 | The legacy | Family and descendants

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Subjects: biography ; history

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