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This is an auction for RALEGH’S LAST JOURNEY: A TALE OF MADNESS, VANITY AND TREACHERY, by Paul Hyland.

"Moving in its portrait of a mind at the end of its tether, Hyland’s account gives us a new perspective on Ralegh as man and explorer."
- Sunday Times (UK)

"A brilliant example of a recurring type in English politics: the court favourite who fell from the heavens, gained reinstatement but fell again in a shower of sparks."
- Financial Times

"RALEIGH’S LAST JOURNEY demonstrates that the subject’s path to death is as important as the path through life."
- Independent (UK)

Amazon.com review:

"Sir Walter Ralegh was the greatest courtier of his day, Elizabeth's favourite, dashing, brilliant, wily and powerful. But by the summer of 1618, his last voyage a failure and suffering the hostility of James I, he was escorted from Plymouth to London and the scaffold. Paul Hyland unfurls the story of the last twenty weeks of Sir Walter's life, of that fateful journey, of Ralegh's grotesque behaviour along the way, of the web of deceit and counter-treachery woven between him and his reviled betrayer 'Judas' Stucley, and of their travelling companion the French physician and double agent Dr Manoury. On several occasions Ralegh has the opportunity to escape, and refuses it; then, when at last he opts for freedom, in a sprint down the Thames by rowing boat, he finds himself again betrayed."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2003.

242 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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