Monday, 5 November 2018
'Travel in Walter Raleigh's Footsteps' - Talk by Prof Jerry Brotton, Thursday 29 November 2018 at the British Library
Above: Walter Raleigh trading with the King of Aromaia. Expedition to Guyana in search of Eldorado, 1595. Image taken from [America.-Part VIII.-German.] Originally published/produced in M Becker: Frankfurt, 1599. © British Library
'Travel in Walter Raleigh's Footsteps'
Much of Walter Raleigh’s reputation was forged abroad, through his involvement in Elizabethan attempts to establish plantations in Ireland, establish colonies in Virginia, and in his fateful quest for the fabled city of El Dorado in modern-day Guyana and Venezuela.
Having recently travelled across Guyana in Raleigh’s footsteps, Jerry Brotton offers a new perspective on Raleigh’s colonial adventures, situating him at the heart of a global network stretching from Munster to London’s livery companies to Munster, the Orinoco, and ultimately his execution in Old Palace Yard, Westminster, in October 1618.
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
Thursday 29 November2018, 7.00-8.30 pm
Price: Full Price: £10.00 Member: £10.00 Senior 60+: £8.00 Student: £7.00 Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
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