Definition of Sir Walter Ralegh
1. Noun. English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618).
Generic synonyms: Coloniser, Colonizer, Courtier
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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1812)
"In the year of our Lord 1586, Sir Walter Ralegh at his own charge prepared a ihip of loo ton, freighted with all manner of things in moft plentiful manner, ..."
2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"Sir Walter Ralegh had already attracted the Queen's attention. ... Sir Walter Ralegh was as enthusiastic an advocate of open war with Spain, ..."
3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Sir Walter Ralegh had already attracted the Queen's attention. His gallant bearing and felicitous power of flattering his sovereign in melodious verse had ..."
4. A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson (1917)
"QUEEN ELIZABETH'S CHARTER TO Sir Walter Ralegh, 1584 The original title of this grant is "Charter in Favor of Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight, for the Discovery ..."
5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1834)
"1750 4to The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt. to which, is prefixed, a new Account ... Sir Walter Ralegh ..."
6. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"Life of Sir Walter Ralegh. 1877. Edwards, Edward. The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh, together with his letters now first collected, a vols. 1868. Gosse, Edmund. ..."