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A Declaration of the Demeanor and Cariage of Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, aswell in his Voyage, as in, and sithence his Returne

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A Declaration of the Demeanor and Cariage of Sir Walter Raleigh, Knight, aswell in his Voyage, as in, and sithence his Returne

By Francis Bacon


This is the official apologia for Raleigh's execution at the order of King James I. It was composed, largely by Francis Bacon but also by the other commissioners who tried Raleigh and with additions by King James himself, only a few months after the events it describes and as quickly as humanl…

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Early Modern17th CenturySir Francis BaconFrancis BaconSir Walter RaleighWalter RaleighCanonical First EditionsCrime and PunishmentTravelsVoyagesAge of ExplorationTreasonHigh TreasonExecutionFirst EditionFamous ProvenancePresentation CopySouth AmericaGuianaSt. ThomasEldoradoJacobianKing James IJames I


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