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DOUGLAS & MIDGE CONNELL
On 29th October 1618 one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in English history was executed. Sir Walter Ralegh was an adventurer, poet and hero of Queen Elizabeth I. How could a man once considered favourite find himself consigned to the Tower? Anna Beer will uncover the truth about this problematic national hero who in his own lifetime polarised opinion, and whose legacy remains profoundly controversial.