The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh

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(4.6 stars; 20 reviews)

"Relates the story of Raleigh from his boyhood days on the coast of Devonshire, to his exploits in Ireland and his unexpected entry into the court of Queen Elizabeth. We travel with him as he pursues the ships of the Spanish Armada and makes voyages to the New World in search of gold and lands to settle. We see his efforts come to naught and hear how he is relegated to the Tower of London where he spends the last years of his life. Includes the fabled story of the velvet cloak and the role Raleigh played in introducing potatoes and tobacco to the Old World. One of the volumes in the highly acclaimed Children's Heroes series, first published at the beginning of the last century." - Summary by; (2 hr 3 min)


The Devon Sailors and their Strange Stories 5:01 Read by Lazlo
Raleigh's First Adventures 9:49 Read by Lazlo
Raleigh and the Queen 14:51 Read by Maggie Travers
The Spanish Armada 10:09 Read by Mr. Wacky Doodle
Raleigh's Ships 17:04 Read by Maggie Travers
Westward Ho! 17:49 Read by Maggie Travers
A Fight by Sea and Land 9:01 Read by ToddHW
Raleigh and his Enemies 12:42 Read by Bridget Herbes
In the Tower 8:49 Read by Maggie Travers
Raleigh's Last Voyage 8:01 Read by Lazlo
Raleigh's Death 10:37 Read by Lazlo


(5 stars)

Fascinating man who lived during the early stages of the colonization and discovery of the Americas.