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Selected Works
Sir Walter Ralegh

Nicholas Hilliard portrait of Ralegh


 In Commendation of The Steel Glass
 The Excuse
 An Epitaph Upon The Right Honourable Sir Philip Sidney
 A Vision Upon This Conceit of The Fairy Queen.
 Another of the Same
 The Nymph's Reply to the ShepherdAudio
 Farewell to the Court  [Like truthless dreams]
 Sir Walter Ralegh to his Son  [The Wood, the Weed, the Wag]
 On the Cards and Dice
 The Silent Lover
 The Lie
 To the Translator of Lucan
 On the Life of Man [What is our life? a play of passion]
 The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage
 As You Came from the Holy Land
 Even Such Is Time
 Praised be Diana's Fair and Harmless Light
 [Like to a hermit]
 A description of love  [Now what is love?]
 [Nature, that washed her hands in milk]

The Ocean to Cynthia (before 1603)

 Introduction to the poem - Anniina Jokinen
 The 21st Book - Google Books
 Excerpt: "Stay, my thoughts"

Of Questionable Attribution
 Epitaph on the Earl of Leicester
 A Farewell to the Vanities of the World


The Last Fight of the Revenge  (1591)

 Complete - Google Books

The Discovery of Guiana  (1595)

 Complete - Google Books
 Complete - Modern History Sourcebook

A Discourse Touching a War with Spain  (1603)

 Complete - Google Books

The History of the World  (1614)

 [Book I] - Google Books
 [Book II. Ch. 1-12] - Google Books
 [Book II. Ch. 13.5-28.] - Google Books
 [Books III & IV.] - Google Books
 [Book V. Ch. 1-6.] - Google Books

The Prerogative of Parliaments  (1615)

 Complete - Google Books

Sir Walter Ralegh's Instructions to his Son
and to Posterity
 (pub. 1632)

 Complete - Google Books

A Discourse of the Original and Fundamental
Cause of Natural War
 (1615? pub. 1650)

 Complete - Google Books

A Discourse of the Invention of Ships, Anchors,
Compass, &c.
 (1615? pub. 1650)

 Complete - Google Books

Observations Concerning the Royal Navy
and Sea-service
 ( <1612; pub. 1650)

 Complete - Google Books

Sir Walter Ralegh's Apology for his
Voyage to Guiana
 (1617? pub. 1650)

 Complete - Google Books

The Sceptic  (pub. 1651)

 Complete - Google Books

Causes of the Magnificency and Opulence
of Cities
 (pub. 1651)

 Complete - Google Books

On the Seat of Government  (pub. 1651)

 Complete - Google Books

Observations Touching Trade & Commerce, &c.
(pub. 1653)

 Complete - Google Books

The Reign of King William the I,
entitled The Conqueror
 (1617? pub. 1693)

 Complete - Google Books

A Treatise of the Soul  (pub. 1829)

 Complete - Google Books

The Interest of England with Regard
to Foreign Alliances
explained in two discourses
 (1611? pub. 1750)

1. Concerning a match between the Lady Elizabeth
    and the Prince of Piedmont - GB
2. Touching a marriage between Prince Henry of England
    and a daughter of Savoy - GB

Works Spuriously Attributed to Ralegh

 The Prince, or Maxims of State (pub. 1642) - GB
 The Cabinet-council (pub. 1658) - GB

 Ralegh's Farewell Letter to his Wife Before Dying
 A Selection of Ralegh's Letters - Google Books
 Another Selection of Ralegh's Letters - GB
 Some Ralegh poems translated into Russian - E&Y Feldman
 Some Ralegh poems translated into French - B. Hoepffner

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Historical Events
Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
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Elizabethan Theatre
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Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, the earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
Westminster in the Seventeenth Century, by Hollar
Visscher's Panoramic View of London, 1616. COLOR

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