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Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer

Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Title
Patriot or traitor
Title remainder
the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Statement of responsibility
Anna Beer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Talking much is a sign of vanity, for the man who is lavish with words is cheap in deeds.'--Sir Walter Ralegh. Sir Walter Ralegh was a writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He lived more lives than most in his own time, in any time. We do not even know when this fifth son of a Devonshire gentleman was born, yet he went on to 'climb full high' in the England of Queen Elizabeth I. How was such a man able to do this? His life was romantic, irresistible and of central importance to early modern history. Prone to periods of extreme melancholy alternating with extreme activity, here was a liar who believed his own lies. He had a hunger for life, a longing for death, a passion for words and a love of silk stockings. Always driven, and always consumed with wonder, Ralegh was a man who pored over maps, asking dangerous questions of the world around him. His death is a convoluted and contested tale of bargaining, failure and betrayal. Through the Elizabethan golden age and Ralegh's famous adventures to the final act, Anna Beer presents his stranger-than-fiction life in all its richness."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beer, Anna R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Explorers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Explorers
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Great Britain
  • Explorers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scaffold: Winchester -- Soldier -- Courtier -- Coloniser -- Sailor -- Lover -- Explorer -- Writer -- Rival -- The last days of Elizabeth -- The path to the scaffold -- The scaffold: Winchester -- Defeat -- Revival -- Gold -- Ralegh released -- Dead man sailing -- The last days of Ralegh -- The last hours of Ralegh -- Sir Walter Ralegh in his own words
Control code
1022990312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786074348
Lccn
2018487256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 651, 655
Other control number
99978782570
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022990312
Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scaffold: Winchester -- Soldier -- Courtier -- Coloniser -- Sailor -- Lover -- Explorer -- Writer -- Rival -- The last days of Elizabeth -- The path to the scaffold -- The scaffold: Winchester -- Defeat -- Revival -- Gold -- Ralegh released -- Dead man sailing -- The last days of Ralegh -- The last hours of Ralegh -- Sir Walter Ralegh in his own words
Control code
1022990312
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786074348
Lccn
2018487256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 651, 655
Other control number
99978782570
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1022990312

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