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Sir Walter Raleigh

Person  Male  Born 1554  Died 29/10/1618

Courtier, explorer, author and puddle-coverer. Born Devon. Became a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I and explored Virginia, America, for her, enabling its colonisation. Briefly imprisoned in the Tower for marrying without the Queen's permission. Explored part of of South America looking for El Dorado and in the process upset the Spanish. This, together with an accusation of plotting against James I brought about his imprisonment and execution at Old Palace Yard.

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