PEARL LEONA STURGIS
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 30, Volume 5
The love life of Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth Throckmorton, one of Queen Elizabeth’s ladies in waiting, were romantically involved which made the queen angry and eventually Raleigh took Elizabeth Throckmorton for his wife. Queen Elizabeth sent Raleigh to the towers for she was furious about the marriage. Eventually though, she did forgive him and released him and made him a very important statesman in the Queen’s service. After the Queen Elizabeth died in 1603 King James 1 came to the throne.
He did not like Raleigh because of false rumors that Raleigh was going to overthrow him. So in 1603 Raleigh was sent again to the gloomy towers. Here he spent his time writing “The Unfinished History of the World”...”The Truth about the Isles of Azores (an island off the coast of North Carolina where the lost colony disappeared.) and other poetry. The city of Raleigh, North Carolina was named after Sir Walter Raleigh.
It is the fourth largest city in North Carolina located in the central part of the State. It is an important trading center for the rich farmland surrounding the city and also an important center for manufacturing and education. The site on which the city of Raleigh was built was originally called Bloomsburg. It was chosen to be the State Capitol in 1788. Just as Columbus died without knowing what a great discovery he had made....even so did Raleigh who never set foot on the Eastern Coast of his Heart Land but went down in history to have the Capital City of Raleigh, North Carolina named in his honor. Raleigh was imprisoned in the towers in 1607 when Jamestown was founded.
|His Pilgrimage By Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)|
(to be continued)
To be Continued in the Next Daily Bites of History Series
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