Researching Raleigh

raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh: Perhaps you would like to learn more about the life and spectaular achievements of this famous explorer, poet and courtier?



  1. Look up more on the life of Sir Walter Raleigh. Then write an essay in which you present evidence for the claim that he was a “Renaissance man”.
  2. Can you find examples of other persons in Europe in this era who shared Raleigh's wide field of interests? These might be painters, sculptors, architects, scientists, philosophers – or some combination of any of these!