|born on||21 July 1554 (greg.)|
|Place||Hayes BartonE. Budleigh, England, 50n39, 3w17|
|Timezone||LMT m3w17 (is local mean time)|
British courtier, one of the most colorful figures in English history, a soldier, explorer, writer and businessman. He went on several expeditions to America, 1585 and 1597. Raleigh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I until he married one of her maids-on-honor.
By 1603 he had been accused of plotting to dethrone her successor, James I, who put him in the tower of London where he lived quite comfortably with his family and servants, writing his "History of the World." When released in 1616 to soldier for the king, he disobeyed orders two years later and was sent to the axe. He met his fate with dignity on 12/29/1618, London.
- Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1603 (Imprisoned in the Tower, 13 years)
- Death by Execution 29 December 1618 at 12:00 noon in London, England (Decapitated, age 64)
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Robert Skeetz quotes a biography for July 11, 1554 OS; he speculates Sagittarius rising, c. 5:00 PM LMT. Some sources give 1552.
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Imprisoned in the Tower 13 years)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Soldier)
- Vocation : Travel : Explorer
- Personal : Death : Unusual (Beheaded by axe)