On his route he went towards newfoundland but then sailed down the the eastern tip of Virginia, then when he finished the expedition sailed north back to England.
Sir Walter Raleigh´s route in blue
The ship from the perspective of a sailor
The ship reeks of dirty men and rotting boards. Our captain, Sir Walter Raleigh, does not take control of the sailors. Just daydreams of the new world in his quarters. The men say there have been rumors sailors have been stealing raleigh´s food rations, he usually has a page bring it to him and sometimes comes out, but it is easy to steal from a page. I respect the captain and his wishes but some scurvy dogs do not think it´s right for him to spend all his time in a room instead of captaining a ship. ¨Land ho!¨ I hear the lookout say and and then cheers arouse from the tween deck and I bubble with excitement. We have reached Virginia!
The sir as a father
You might now know it but Sir Walter Raleigh was also a father. During a gathering after secret meetings, Raleigh married. He married Elizabeth Throckmorton, one of the queens attendants. When the Queen found out, she was furious and threw them in a tower. They also had a baby, though it died after birth complications. That was before all the journeys and explorations.
I think Sir Walter Raleigh was adventurous, he had the curiosity and bravery to go and found the first colony in the new americas. He made three journeys and had to survive them all to be the person he was. He had to fight to be able to go by Queen Elizabeth because he felt so strongly about it.
Supposed to be El dorado ¨city of gold¨
The foolish trip to the city of gold that left him dead
Sir Walter Raleigh was a foolish man and a firm believer in the famed city of gold, El Dorado. Many explorers in his day did. That was one of the journeys Queen Elizabeth let him make, he went to Spain in search of gold but came back empty-handed, that was one of the last journeys Sir Walter Raleigh would make. He did not find the city, but he did go again in 1616 after being let out of the tower. During this trip however, his men attacked a Spanish outpost without permission. They violated his pardon and a peace treaty with Spain. To please the Spanish he left back to England, and because he came back empty handed, he was arrested and executed on October 29th, 1618.
As you can see, Sir Walter Raleigh was an excellent explorer, father, poet, and politician.
- 1552, Walter Raleigh was born
- 1585, Knighted by Queen Elizabeth
- 1591, Secretly married Elizabeth Throckmorton, also was sent to the dungeon for secretly marrying
- 1594, was sent on his first trip to El Dorado
- 1618, was executed in England