The execution of Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) on 29 October, 1618, at Old Palace Yard, Westminster, London (Anonymous Eighteenth-Century English engraving)
AG: So, then..
Student: Why was (Walter) Raleigh executed?
AG: I don’t know. Let’s see, He went.. did go to Virginia or something, and… politics..
[Students brief discussion] – (Did he stay?)
AG: No, no he went back to England…” The night before his execution” [“Even Such Is Time”], published in 1628:
Even such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and … Read More