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Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer

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Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Title
Patriot or traitor
Title remainder
the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Statement of responsibility
Anna Beer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sir Walter Ralegh was a writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. He lived more lives than most in his own time, in any time. We do not even know when this fifth son of a Devonshire gentleman was born, yet he went on to climb full high in the England of Queen Elizabeth I. How was such a man able to do this? His life was romantic, irresistible and of central importance to early modern history. Prone to periods of extreme melancholy alternating with extreme activity, here was a liar who believed his own lies. He had a hunger for life, a longing for death, a passion for words ... and a love of silk stockings. Always driven, and always consumed with wonder, Ralegh was a man who pored over maps, asking dangerous questions of the world around him. His death is a convoluted and contested tale of bargaining, failure and betrayal. Through the Elizabethan golden age and Ralegh's famous adventures to the final act, Anna Beer presents his stranger-than-fiction life in all its richness
Summary
A major historical biography: the dramatic, harrowing and contested story of Sir Walter Ralegh published on the 400th anniversary of his execution
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10741570
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beer, Anna R.
Dewey number
  • 942/.055092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA86.22.R2
LC item number
B43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Raleigh, Walter
  • Biographies
  • Explorers
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh
Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065169859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786074348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bl2018193222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • .b58051818
  • (OCoLC)1022990312
Label
Patriot or traitor : the life and death of Sir Walter Ralegh, Anna Beer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065169859
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786074348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bl2018193222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • .b58051818
  • (OCoLC)1022990312

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