Sir Walter Raleigh, by John Winton
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh was the most dazzling and mercurial figure of his age. Soldier, sailor, explorer, poet, patron of the arts, parliamentarian, falconer, chemist, historian, courtier, war reporter, antiquary – everything he tried seem to sparkle. His wit was keen but judgement often faulty; he could make friends but failed to recognise enemies; he wrote poems on chastity yet fathered illegitimate children. He twice attempted suicide but his life was finally ended by execution. the whole of Raleigh’s dramatic, and ultimately tragic life, s told in this book.
Large format. Hardback with dust jacket. Dust jacket rubbed at edges and tiny piece missing from lower edge of back cover. Inside pages slightly yellowed around the edges but otherwise in very good condition.
B&W and colour illustrations
198 mm x 252 mm (8 in x 10 in)
1975, Michael Joseph Ltd, London
1 in stock
|Dimensions||30 × 24 × 4 cm|