Anna Beer

Thu 18 July 2019

Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh

Ralegh was an adventurer, a poet and a writer. His heroism, social quick-wittedness and charm propelled him to become one of the most successful in the Tudor court. So how could a man once considered Queen Elizabeth’s favourite find himself consigned to the Tower by her successor? Dr Anna Beer seeks to uncover the truth about this problematic national hero who in his own lifetime polarised opinion, and whose legacy remains profoundly controversial to this day.