Life of Sir Walter Ralegh


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.8 stars; 6 reviews)

Sir Walter Ralegh (c. 1552-1618), English soldier, explorer, courtier, writer, and poet was one of the most notable figures of the Elizabethan era. Louise Creighton's short biography follows him from the wars in Spain to the jungles of Guiana. Ralegh sparkles in a court riddled with intrigue and constrained by attendance on the brilliant, imperious Elizabeth and on her successor, that rigid mediocrity, James. During his long confinement in the Tower of London, Ralegh conducted chemical experiments and wrote a ''History of the World.'' Everyone knows that things did not end well for Sir Walter, but time has not tarnished the charisma of his life. Creighton writes, ''There was no field of activity then open to men into which he did not enter...In an age remarkable for its varied forms of intellectual vigour, he represents with wonderful many-sidedness the different interests which then absorbed men's minds.'' (Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (6 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Introduction 3:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Walter Ralegh's Youth 11:45 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Ralegh in Ireland 15:29 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: Ralegh at Court, Pt. 1 12:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: Ralegh at Court, Pt. 2 10:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Ralegh's First Schemes of Colonization, Pt. 1 21:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: Ralegh's First Schemes of Colonization, Pt. 2 10:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Spanish Armada 15:22 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Ralegh in Disgrace, Pt. 1 11:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: Ralegh in Disgrace, Pt. 2 14:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Ralegh's First Voyage to Guiana, Pt. 1 15:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Ralegh's First Voyage to Guiana, Pt. 2 10:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Attack on Cadiz, Pt. 1 15:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Attack on Cadiz, Pt. 2 14:05 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Last Days of Elizabeth, Pt. 1 14:01 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: Last Days of Elizabeth, Pt. 2 16:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Accession of James I, Pt. 1 10:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Accession of James I, Pt. 2 10:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: Conspiracies Against James I 15:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Ralegh's Trial at Winchester, Pt. 1 10:20 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: Ralegh's Trial at Winchester, Pt. 2 12:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: Ralegh in the Tower, Pt. 1 15:43 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: Ralegh in the Tower, Pt. 2 19:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The History of the World 16:30 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: Ralegh's Last Voyage, Pt. 1 18:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: Ralegh's Last Voyage, Pt. 2 15:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh, Pt. 1 20:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 16: The Execution of Sir Walter Ralegh, Pt. 2 20:29 Read by Pamela Nagami