The Man with Many Faces

History / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A detailed look at the life of Sir Walter Raleigh – a “true Renaissance man.”

This paper presents a detailed look at the life of Sir Walter Raleigh. The writer of this paper takes the reader on an exploratory look at Sir Walter Raleigh and his accomplishments as well as his execution. It looks at his military career, his period as a traveler and explorer and finally his attempt at politics which lead to his beheading on charges of treason.
“Throughout history, we have studied those who made a difference. There have been heroes and villains and everything in between, but rarely has there been such a mixed character as Sir Walter Raleigh. Sir Walter Raleigh was a man who penned love and died by execution and handled many different lifestyles in between. If one had to sum him up in one sentence it would be; “Sir Walter Raleigh was a versatile Renaissance Man.”
When Sir Walter Raleigh was born it was in the mid 1500’s. One of the things he did that prepared him for the future events of his life was spend time as a volunteer in the Huguenot Army of France. While it was rumored that he studied for a while at Oxford he later became better known as a Courtier, Poet and Adventurer. As soon as he returned to England in 1581 Raleigh became a favorite and frequent guest of Queen Elizabeth the First(Life of Raleigh)”


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