The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh

by Margaret Duncan Kelly

Description:  Relates the story of Raleigh from his boyhood days on the coast of Devonshire, to his exploits in Ireland and his unexpected entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. We travel with him as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and makes voyages to the New World in search of gold and lands to settle. We see his efforts come to naught and hear how he is relegated to the Tower of London where he spends the last years of his life. Includes the fabled story of the velvet cloak and the role Raleigh played in introducing potatoes and tobacco to the Old World. One of the volumes in the highly acclaimed Children's Heroes series, first published at the beginning of the last century.

Additional information:

Ages:  8-12
Length:  92 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-216-5
Genres:  World History, Biography

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Table of Contents

1. The Devon Sailors and Their Strange Stories
2. Raleigh's First Adventures
3. Raleigh and the Queen
4. The Spanish Armada
5. Raleigh's Ships

6. Westward Ho!

7. A Fight by Sea and Land
8. Raleigh and His Enemies
9. In the Tower
10. Raleigh's Last Voyage
11. Raleigh's Death

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