The History of the World

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Title

The History of the World

Description

Raleigh wrote this history while imprisoned in the Tower of London from 1603 to 1616 for his alleged role in the plot to remove King James I from the throne. It was published after his first expedition to the New World. Masked within the recounting of these ancient stories are subtle warnings about the political situations taking place in England during the seventeenth century. Consequently, the book was suppressed. The illustrations on the title page can be interpreted using the key on the facing page. Raleigh, a poet, explorer, soldier, and courtier, was a contemporary of Shakespeare and lived an adventurous and swashbuckling life.

Creator

Raleigh, Sir Walter

Publisher

Walter Burre

Date

1614

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Text

Identifier

exh00010000030005001; D57 .R16 1614

Is Part Of

University of Miami Libraries, Special Collections, Special Collections Books, ASC9999. http://catalog.library.miami.edu/record=b1154959~S11; http://merrick.library.miami.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/exhibits/id/72

Citation

Raleigh, Sir Walter, “The History of the World,” UM Libraries Digital Exhibits, accessed July 22, 2018, http://scholar.library.miami.edu/digital/items/show/475.

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