"Trevelyan rightly concludes that 'we cannot fail to be awed by the vastness of his aspirations.' Readers with an interest in the man and his time will find this vast account a pleasure."
The best place for Sir Walter Raleigh, the English historian A.L. Rowse once observed, was the Tower of London. This well-written life by namesake and descendant Trevelyan makes a long but engaging rebuttal.
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