John W. Shirley
This book traces the major events in the life of Ralegh set against the background of the court of England's Queen Elizabeth I.
Shirley chronicles Ralegh's meteoric rise as the queen's favorite, his efforts to colonize the New World, his frustrations with his colonization efforts, and his fall from grace that ended with his execution. This is a fascinating history of Elizabethan England, its leading personalities, and its deadly intrigue.
Paperbound. Pp. xii,129. Illus. (2nd printing, 1997) (t)
NOTE: This title is discounted because all copies have minor scratches on the front and back covers.