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This explorer, soldier, poet & one time court favourite of Elizabeth I was executed in October 1618. Who was he? give da rite answer.

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Asked by seema arora, 23 Jul '10 01:46 pm
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It was Sir Walter Raleigh - when James VI of Scotland succeeded Elizabeth in 1603, Raleigh was tried for plotting with Spain to crown the king's cousin Arabella Stuart. Imprisoned in the Tower of London but released in 1617 for a second Orinoco expedition, which proved disastrous, King James executed him on 29 October 1618.
Answered by Janis, 23 Jul '10 05:01 pm

 
  
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SIR WALTER RALEIGH(C. 1552 29 OCTOBER 1618) WAS AN ENGLISH ARISTOCRAT, WRITER, POET,SOLDIER, COURTIER, AND EXPLORER WHO IS ALSO LARGELY KNOWN FOR POPULARISING TOBACCO IN ENGLAND.. HE ROSE RAPIDLY IN QUEEN ELIZABETH I'S FAVOUR, BEING KNIGHTED IN 1585. HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE EARLY ENGLISH COLONIZATION OF VIRGINIA UNDER A ROYAL PATENT. IN 1591 HE SECRETLY MARRIED ELIZABETH THROCKMORTON, ONE OF THE QUEEN'S LADIES-IN-WAITING, WITHOUT THE QUEEN'S PERMISSION, FOR WHICH HE AND HIS WIFE WERE SENT TO THE TOWER OF LONDON. AFTER HIS RELEASE, THEY RETIRED TO HIS ESTATE AT SHERBORNE, DORSET.IN 1594 RALEIGH HEARD OF A "CITY OF GOLD" IN SOUTH AMERICA AND SAILED TO FIND IT, PUBLISHING AN EXAGGERATED ACCOUNT OF HIS EXPERIENCES IN A BOOK THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE LEGEND OF "EL DORADO". AFTER QUEEN ELIZABETH DIED IN 1603, RALEIGH WAS AGAIN IMPRISONED IN THE TOWER, THIS TIME FOR ALLEGEDLY BEING INVOLVED IN THE MAIN PLOT AGAINST KING JAMES I, WHO WAS NOT FAVOURABLY DISPOSE D TOWARD HIM. IN 1616, HOWEVER, HE ...more
Answered by Josna, 23 Jul '10 02:31 pm

 
  
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Yeah i knew the name but can not reacll now..he fought a war too and after his victory elizabeth executed him
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 23 Jul '10 01:46 pm

 
  
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