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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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beer, Anna R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Explorers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251411191
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786076700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251411191
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786076700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits

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