Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Sir Walter Raleigh was a jack of all trades, living a life of science, romance, and adventure. Yet what I find most interesting about him is the fifteen years he spent locked in the Tower of London. Basically, King James branded him as a traitor and sentenced him to death. It would take almost two decades for the sentence to actually be carried out. It's almost like James just forgot. I picture him eating breakfast one morning with something niggling at the back of his mind. "Damn, I know I'm forgetting something. Did I leave the stove on? Do I still have my wallet? Did I remember to turn over the laundry? Wait, that's it! I have to kill Raleigh! Man, that's been bugging me for years!"
The only other thing about Sir Walter Raleigh I find interesting is his totally awesome beard. Seriously, check Wikipedia. That was some badass facial hair.
Author: Walter Raleigh • Year: c. 1600 • Info:Wikipedia
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