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Sir Walter Raleigh and the New World

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Sir Walter Raleigh. Elizabethan era. Tudor costume. 16th century. fashion

Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1554 – 1618)

Sir Walter Raleigh tries to settle a colony in America.

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 or 1554 in Hayes Barton, Devonshire; † October 29, 1618 in London, executed) was an English sailor, explorer, soldier, spy, politician, poet and writer and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. His surname is also found in the spellings Rawley, Ralegh and Rawleigh. With the support of wealthy investors he financed several trips to Virginia in order to realize its colonial goals there. As a result of financed from Raleigh expeditions was in 1585 the founding of Roanoke in North Carolina.

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Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

Henry IV at the battle of Ivry. 14 March 1590. Huguenot. Wars of Religion. Renaissance costume history. Military Uniform 16th century

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry: “Stand with my white plume”. March 14, 1590.

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

King Henry IV indicating its white plume at the Battle of Ivry on March 14, 1590.  “Stand with my white plume”. Henri IV à la bataille d’Ivry: “Ralliez-vous à mon panache blanc”

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The assassination of David Riccio.

Mary Stuart. assassination. David Riccio. Tudor costumes. Renaissance military. England history. 16th century

The assassination of David Riccio. Queen Mary’s bed chamber at Holyrood Palace.

The assassination of David Riccio.

David Riccio was the secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. He was killed before her eyes.
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