Sir Walter Raleigh

Explorer, Soldier, and an Author

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English adventurer and writer who established a colony near Roanoke Island. He was an English explorer, soldier and writer. His parents have both been married before he was born.

His life

He lived by the ocean, in his free time he watched ships sail away and return, he enjoyed hearing the sailors’ stories of their adventures in distant lands, this made him hope that someday he, too, would set sail to explore the mysterious world across the ocean.

About him

Date of Birth:1552 or possibly 1554.


Date of Death:1618.


Career: An explorer, soldier, and an Author.


Nationality: English.


Homeland:East Budleigh, Devon


Sir Walter Raleigh sailed for England. Queen Elizabeth was his sponsor.


His death was from treason.

How is he significant

Sir Walter Raleigh was historically significant because he lead the exploration of Roanoke Island. He lead the group that is the lost colony. People are still trying to find out the mystery of Roanoke Island. Also, Raleigh has been credited with bringing potatoes and tobacco back to Britain, although both of these were already known via the Spanish. Raleigh did help to make smoking popular at court. This is how I think he is historically significant.

how he died

Sir Walter Raleigh died by treason, he was under treason because he invaded Spanish territories when he wasn't suppost to.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English adventurer and writer who established a colony near Roanoke Island. He was an English explorer, soldier and writer. His parents have both been married before he was born.
Roanoke Colony
The Lost Settlement of Roanoke

Why to join him (Answer to EQ)

I chose to follow Sir Walter Raleigh on the expidition of Roanoke Island. One Reason why I chose to follow him because there were two sucessful expeditions before we colonize, so I thought it would be safe. In the video, "Roanoke Colony," It said that there was perfect soil for colonization over in that area. Another reason is because I'm adventurous and that area would be perfect for me. That's two reasons why I chose to follow him.