Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh – English sailor, explorer, poet and prisoner. His military successes suppressing Ireland made him rise rapidly in the favour of Queen Elizabeth I. This friendship and the privileges that came along with being at court made Sir Walter Raleigh one of the most notable figures of the 16th century. But what occurred to the commander of the Royal Guard and the Queen’s most loyal consultant that he ended up being imprisoned at the Tower of London and eventually was condemned to death? This biography enables the reader to build an own opinion about the mysterious life of Raleigh and gives an impression of how he has been perceived at his time.