Mont Orgueil Castle also known as Gorey Castle and Lé Vièr Châté, Saint Clement, Grouville, Saint Martin, Jersey
The School of the Night © Ronnie Heeps
'Wee Raleigh Star Commander' © Ronnie Heeps
For many people Raleigh will always be the pirate - as seen in the above poster - or the man who invented tobacco and the potato.
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National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Many know Raleigh as an explorer, but make the mistake of thinking that he travelled in North America. Images such as the above, entitled 'Sir Walter Raleigh ordering the Standard of Queen Elizabeth to be erected on the Coast of Virginia' did not help: Sir Walter never set foot on the continent.
A beefeater - officially known as a Yeoman Warder of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower of London - inspects the newly installed Apothecary's Garden set up in 2018 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Raleigh's death. Image credit: Historic Royal Palaces
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A portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh with a globe, attributed to Federico Zuccari (1542/1543–1609). Raleigh points to the Arctic region of a globe, a reference to the many Arctic voyages made by the English in search of a northwest passage to the Orient, and the privilege granted by Elizabeth I to Raleigh to make northwest discoveries and exploit land in North America.
Image credit: Mark Sherouse
A family tradition has it that Henry Percy, ninth Earl of Northumberland and owner of Petworth, met Sir Walter Raleigh when they were both confined in the Tower of London. Being a man of learning, Raleigh may have given the globe to the ninth Earl as a gift. It has no doubt been at Petworth since the Earl's release from the Tower in 1621.
Read more about the Petworth globe at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park/features/dont-miss-the-molyneux-globe-at-petworth-house
An ambitious year-long series of events focused on business and education is being launched in December 2018 at a reception in Drapers’ Hall. It’s largely the initiative of Peter Hewitt, a former Alderman in the City of London, founding Freeman and Master of the Guild of Entrepreneurs and descendant of Sir Walter Raleigh.
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