I did a presentation on the chap when I did my PO's Qualifying Course. I had managed to forget much of the detail, now you've rekindled my flame!Once, then he: <<...organized expeditions to the new world, popularized tobacco, and found time to write poetry on the side.
Raleigh was not a favorite of Elizabeth’s successor, James I, who kept Sir Walter imprisoned in the Tower of London for years and finally had him beheaded in 1618. Extra credit After Raleigh’s execution, his head was embalmed and returned to his wife…
Some sources say on the day he was beheaded Raleigh was granted a last smoke of tobacco —
establishing the tradition of giving a prisoner a last cigarette before execution...>> http://www.who2.com/bio/sir-walter-raleigh/
Lest we forget.
Just gone out again.
Who was Raleigh again???? Hehehehehehe