A poet, explorer, soldier, sailor, courtier and favourite of Elizabeth I, Ralegh was a true ‘Renaissance Man’. Much of his literary work is lost but about thirty short poems and various prose works survive, including The History of the World. He organised and financed a number of expeditions to North America, and in later life made several unsuccessful attempts to find gold in South America. Implicated in a plotting against James I, Ralegh spent much of the kings reign in the Tower. He was executed for treason in 1618.
Artist: Anthony Walker
Size 16 x 9 cms