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Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for el Dorado

ISBN-10: 039584827X
ISBN-13: 9780395848272
Edition: 2000 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)
Authors: Marc Aronson
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Description: In this extraordinarily well researched and insightful biography, Marc Aronson explores the amazing accomplishments and dismal failures of one of the most flamboyant figures of the Elizabethan age. Best remembered for laying his coat in a muddy  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/17/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

In this extraordinarily well researched and insightful biography, Marc Aronson explores the amazing accomplishments and dismal failures of one of the most flamboyant figures of the Elizabethan age. Best remembered for laying his coat in a muddy puddle so that Queen Elizabeth I could walk across it, Sir Walter Ralegh committed himself to pleasing his monarch and obtaining power in her court. He heroically risked his life in battle time and again, chasing after glory to win her favor. His notoriously ill-fated quest for the mythological golden city of El Dorado was perhaps his grandest attempt, but it also was his undoing, and Ralegh ultimately paid for his mistakes with his life. Despite his shortcomings, he was not only charismatic and brave, he was brilliant as well, and his contributions to the New World and to western culture as a whole were vast and enduring. MAPS, ENDNOTES and BIBLIOGRAPHY, TIMELINE, INDEX.

Acknowledgments
Note to Readers
Map of Voyages to the New World
Cast of Characters
Prologue: Between Paradise and the Serpent's Mouth
The Golden Man
What Was El Dorado?
Rising
From Devon to the Wars
How England Became England
Family and Faith
The Most Grievous Calamity
The Queen's Problem
The Queen's Progress
Plantations
Gallant Captain
Fortune's Favor
The Lost Colony
Near to Heaven by Sea
A Land of Plenty
The First Colony: Ireland in America
An Ingenious People
Dreams and Mirages
An El Dorado in Ireland
Captains and Maids
The New Hope and the Terrible Year
The Armada
The Agony of John White
El Dorado
The Lie
All the World's a Stage
The Mother of Prizes
Beyond the Horizon
The Discovery of the Golden Kingdom
My Lord of Essex
Mischievous Matchivel
The Play of Treason
Prologue: The Royal Hunt
James's Double Game
Ralegh Takes Center Stage
Plays Within Plays
The Story of Our Days
Endgame
Proving a Myth
Sharp Medicine
Endnotes and Bibliography
Time Line
Index

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