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Ralegh: Science, History, and Politics

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Sir Walter Ralegh founded the first English colony in America, in Virginia, though it failed to survive. He wrote The Discovery of Guiana, a first-rate travel book as well as a classic of empire. ... More


Reception: The Afterlife of the History of the World

Nicholas Popper

in Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226675008
eISBN:
9780226675022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter provides a reader critique of the “History of the World”. The reception of this work illustrates something about Ralegh's personal and political motivations. The evidence of this can be ... More


Bacon, Ralegh, Coke

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Three seventeenth-century characters appear in retrospect to attach undue importance to individuals. For their contemporaries, they were vastly influential in many areas of thought. All three in ... More


Conclusion

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

If one looks at the lives of Walter Ralegh, Francis Bacon, and Edward Coke, they have curiously much in common. All tried to make careers in the royal service, all three obtained knighthoods, Bacon a ... More


Virginia and the Amazonian Alternative

Melissa N. Morris

in Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651798
eISBN:
9781469651811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers 1619 Virginia alongside contemporary efforts to colonize the Guianas. Though 1619 was a momentous year for Virginia, it is only in hindsight that we can recognize its ... More


Conquerors, Governors, and Chroniclers: The Persona of the “Captain”

Alexander B. Haskell

in For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the efforts by Elizabethan colonizers like Sir Walter Ralegh to define their persona as captain as entailing a calling of considerable providential significance. Drawing on the ... More


Gales and Frustrations

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The fleet that assembled in the Downs during the latter half of June 1597 was made up of sixteen of Queen Elizabeth I's ships, including thirty-three flyboats to carry the 4,000 troops levied in ... More


Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Nicholas Popper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226675008
eISBN:
9780226675022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Imprisoned in the Tower of London after the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh spent the next seven years producing his massive History of the World. Created with the aid of a ... More


History on the Wild Coast

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes various facts and experiences of travellers about a place in Brazil, French Guiana, referred to as “wild coast,” beginning with the story of Sir Walter Ralegh, who was a noted ... More


Literature and the Arts

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0021
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, and the Arts relating to Maritime History, including a number of texts devoted to the writings of Sir Walter Ralegh.


Councils, Providence and Political Legitimacy in Early Virginia

Alexander Haskell

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Councils played a significant role in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century English colonising efforts in America, especially in reinforcing the legitimacy of these endeavours against several ... More


The Scottish King and the English court: the secret correspondence of James VI, 1601–3

Alexander Courtney

in Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719086069
eISBN:
9781781707883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter re-examines the secret correspondence between James VI, Sir Robert Cecil, Lord Henry Howard and others over the last two years of Elizabeth I’s reign. James wanted friends who might ... More


To Give the Earl Warning

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter presents a letter written by Walter Ralegh to Burghley, after the latter attempted to get Oxford restored to the Queen's grace. Ralegh details how some unnamed person had requested a ... More


Rewards (1588–1597)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter opens by discussing Churchyard’s friendship and patronage relationship with Sir Walter Ralegh and goes on to consider how the author acts as advocate for paper-maker John Spilman. It ... More


Domestication

Timothy Alborn

in All That Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190603519
eISBN:
9780190603540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603519.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

After surveying early-modern gold extraction and export from the New World, this chapter discusses the contrasts Britons developed between their own and Iberia’s encounters with gold during the three ... More


The Erotics of Doubt

Wendy Beth Hyman

in Impossible Desire and the Limits of Knowledge in Renaissance Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198837510
eISBN:
9780191874154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837510.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“The Erotics of Doubt” contends that the carpe diem trope whose classical form was an expression of pragmatic Epicureanism became, during the religious upheaval of the Reformation, an unlikely but ... More


Occasions and Opportunities (1570–1580)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses how Churchyard produces a range of different kinds of occasional texts and topical publications including a response to the Northern Rebellion and an innovative poem ... More


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