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  • Ralegh's Last Journey A Tale of Madness Vanity and Treachery
  • Paul Hyland
  • English
  • 01 March 2019
  • 9780007108923

2 thoughts on “Ralegh's Last Journey A Tale of Madness Vanity and Treachery

  1. says:

    Enjoyed reading this one Would like to find a full biography of Sir Walter Ralegh 'Ralegh's Last Journey' tells a similar story to that of fellow Elizabethan sea dog Drake and therefore the man's best years are not recounted in this bookPaul Hyland's 2003 tale of madness vanity and treachery covers Walt's final voyage to the Orinoco River on his dream boat escapade search for El Dorado in 1617 Returning a year later to face arrest and finally execution on the 29th October 1618Hyland has written a detailed and well researched account that shows the madness vanity and treachery in large part emanated from King James I It was a catalytic moment for the Puritan revolution Richard Polwhele an eighteenth century West Country historian wrote 'I shall only hint that the execution of this great man whom James was advised to sacrifice to the advancement of peace with Spain hath left an indelible stain on the memory of that misguided monarch' As the twentieth century historian GMTrevelyan commented 'the ghost of Ralegh pursued the House of Stuart to the scaffold'The reader can only concur with the above opinions Sir Walter or Sir Water as Elizabeth I nick named him in gentle mockery of his Devon brogue in 1618 was 'old limping grey haired weakened and desperate but still damnably proud Water the man legally dead but risen again from the waves'and no he didn't introduce tobacco into England

  2. says:

    A very engaging historical novel about the last few weeks of Sir Walter Ralegh's life and the surreal circumstances leading to its end

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Ast journey will be linked the other players in the drama Bess Raleigh's handsome resourceful and distracted wife; Carew their 13 year old son; and Samuel King privateering captain and link with past glories On countless occasions Raleigh has the opportunity to escape and refuses it; then when he at last opts for freedom in a false beard he finds himself betrayed agai

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This title is a study in vanity and ambition madness and resignation Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the greatest courtiers of his day Elizabeth's favourite dashing brilliant wily and powerful This book book takes as its subject his extraordinary last months during the summer of 1618 when his last voyage a failure and under great suspicion from James I he was escorted b

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Ack to London by Sir Lewis Stucley; the tragi comic story of this journey from Plymouth to the scaffold of Raleigh's grotesue behaviour along the way of the web of deceit and counter treachery woven between him and his reviled and much misunderstood betrayer Judas Stucley and of their travelling companion the French physician and double agent Dr Manourie Around this l