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  • Paperback
  • 656 pages
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Raleigh Trevelyan
  • English
  • 28 September 2018
  • 9780805076981

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  1. says:

    This book not only illuminates Sir Walter Raleigh s life, but also illuminates his times in a way that brings real benefit to the reader The author, Raleigh Trevelyan who died in 2014 , does an excellent job of making Raleigh s story compelling, maintaining focus on his protagonist while bringing in enough of the historical and political background to put Walter Raleigh in the context of his times Although if you don t like poetry, you may not like frequent quotations of Raleigh s poetry but those also illuminate the points at hand, and so are well worth paying attention to Raleigh is today mostly remembered for the story of placing his cloak in a muddy puddle so Queen Elizabeth could walk across without getting her clothes dirty But like so many in those days when merit, constant deadly risk and hard, constant work created a path to rise in the world, he was a polymath poet, diplomat, warrior, sailor, courtier, and family man Trevelyan brings all those characteristics of Raleigh, and , to life Almost all of what we see of Elizabethan times is through the lens of Elizabeth herself, or through the lens of viewing Shakespeare Both Elizabeth and Shakespeare appear here Shakespeare only a few times and on the edges , but they are not the main focus Instead, the main focus is on people less grand, and that focus makes Raleigh s story even interesting All sorts of characters are here Raleigh s half brother Humphrey G...

  2. says:

    Very hard going biography The biography has hardly any information about Walter but about other Elizabethan personalities, gave up after 15o pages.

  3. says:

    What struck me most about the contents of Sir Walter Raleigh, a lengthy biography by Raleigh Trevelyan, was why a man so talented and so proactive in defending his country against all her enemies would have had his head chopped off for treason First observation don t make powerful enemies Raleigh was a brilliant, exciting, unique individual He was very literate, knowledgeable in many subjects, quick witted, courageous, and virile simply put, superior to most men His great mistake was that he flaunted his talents, was exceedingly ostentatious in his attire, and strived always to sway people to his way of thinking Raleigh rose rapidly in Queen Elizabeth s court after the Queen became acquainted with him Rarely allowing him to leave her sight, she bestowed upon him special economic privileges, heeded his advice as much as she did any councilor, and permitted him to select subordinates to implement his plan to establish an English outpost in North America His enemies resented that he was not of noble birth His disdain for them, exhibited especially by his dismissal ...

  4. says:

    La vita come un gioco di passioni Un sonetto pu sintetizzare la vita di Sir Walter Raleigh, cortigiano, navigatore e scrittore inglese Hayes, Devon, 1552 circa Londra 1618 Dopo aver combattuto in Francia per la causa ugonotta 1569 1576 , si dedic alla carriera marinaresca nel 1578, con il fratellastro sir Humphrey Gilbert, compiendo un primo viaggio a Terranova Nel 1580 si mise al servizio di Robert Dudley, conte di Leicester, e combatt in Irlanda.WHAT is our life The play of passion Our mirth The music of division Our mothers wombs the tiring houses be, Where we are dressed for life s short comedy The earth the stage Heaven the spectator is, Who sits and views whosoe er doth act amiss The graves which hide us from the scorching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done Thus playing post we to our latest rest, And then we die in earnest, not in jest Che cos la nostra vita Un gioco di passioni,La nostra gioia la musica della divisione.Il grembo materno sono le nostre noiose caseDove ci vestiamo per questa breve commedia.Il cielo ci giudice spietato e spettatore,Che siede e giudica chi sbaglia.Le nostre tombe che ci nascondono al sole che tramontaSono come un sipario tirato...

  5. says:

    Status should indicate i tried to read it I so rarely give up on books I don t have a shelf for that However, this book was just not for me The style was straight history than I can take in I m a spoiled modern being ...

  6. says:

    Exhaustive biography of the name sake of Raleigh, North Carolina properly pronounced Rawley , although Raleigh himself spelled it many different ways , a most interesting and modern man in a violent and backward time.

  7. says:

    Just started it Interesting start, by an author who has a favorable connection to his subject, but its not been too biased yet

  8. says:

    Very readable

  9. says:

    Excellent biography of one of the great movers and makers of the Elizabethan age I feel that I now understand the man as well as the myth.

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