Ralegh Plans His Last Voyage

By Ernest A. Strathmann, published November 1964


The content of the Folger Shakespeare Library manuscript (G. B. 10) is the basis of this article a folio containing various manuscripts linked to maritime activity in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. Strathmann’s article primarily focuses upon a document believed to have been wrote c. 1614 by Sir Walter Ralegh. In this Ralegh writes in depth an account for costs of an expedition to Guiana, where he believed that he could find an English version of Potosi. Ralegh’s proposal is for a joint private-royal maritime campaign similar to those pursued by Elizabeth I.

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Filed under: Tudors | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers

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