Sir Walter Raleigh
Brady Adams Explorer Project
His Life Story
Sir Walter Raleigh Was Important
In 1578, he sailed to Roanoke Island with Sir Humphrey Gilbert and was originally going to start a colony there . In 1587 he tried again to settle a colony there, but that failed as well. Despite the colonies failing, he was still credited for bringing potatoes and tobacco back to Great Britain. Raleigh also helped make smoking popular in court. He was appointed captain of the Queen’s Guard. Raleigh was thrown in jail for secretly marrying one of the queen’s maids of honour. When he was released he was aloud an expedition to look for El Dorado. That was a fail. He was thrown in jail for a second time for “plotting against the king”. When he was released, he led another expedition to search for El Dorado and failed again for the fourth time. In 1618, he disobeyed the king’s orders and attacked the Spaniards and was executed.
Raleigh's Expediton to Roanoke
Wednesday, June 13th 1584 at 9pm
Roanoke, VA, United States
Queen Elizabeth funded his expeditions. Ireland was where he got most of his fundings. Sir Walter Raleigh sailed to the Americas to start the Roanoke Colony. The colony mysteriously disappeared while he was returning back to Europe.