Now reading: That Great Lucifer: A Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh

Sir Walter Ralegh was one of the most divisive figures of the Tudor period; instrumental in the colonisation of North America, the destruction of the Spanish Armada, and the popularisation of tobacco in England, he is held up as a symbol of the tumultuous ambition of the Elizabethan age. Known in the Tudor Courts as much for his immoral attitude as for his expansive achievements, Sir Anthony Bagot dubbed him ‘the best-hated man in the world’.

It reads like a novel......................  will keep you posted


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