Walter Ralegh

Architect of Empire
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Product Number: Z100153943
Released: Nov 19, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781549128813
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English EmpireSir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. She showered him with estates and political appointments. He envisioned her becoming empress of a universal empire. She gave him the opportunity to lead the way. In Walter Ralegh, Alan Gallay shows that, while Ralegh may be best known for founding the failed Roanoke colony, his historical importance vastly exceeds that enterprise. Inspired by the mystical religious philosophy of hermeticism, Ralegh led English attempts to colonize in North America, South America, and Ireland. He believed that the answer to English fears of national decline resided overseas-and that colonialism could be achieved without conquest. Gallay reveals how Ralegh launched the English Empire and an era of colonization that shaped Western history for centuries after his death.

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Author(s): Alan Gallay
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2019

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Author(s): Alan Gallay
Product Number DD48263
Released: Nov 19, 2019
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ISBN: #9781549128820
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Author(s): Alan Gallay
Product Number EB00756107
Released: Nov 19, 2019
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