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Walter Raleigh
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    (circa 1554-October 29, 1618)
    Created an English colony in Virginia (1584-1585)
    Wrote 'History of the World (1614)'
    Knighted (1585)
    He introduced tobacco to Europe.
    Although credited with establishing a colony in America, he never actually went there himself.
    The colony he financed was on Roanoke Island, and all the colonists mysteriously vanished.
    He was constantly sucking up to Queen Elizabeth.
    He had an affair with one of the Queen's maids, and got thrown in jail.
    He wasted years of his life searching for El Dorado, the non-existent 'lost city of gold.'
    After England and Spain made peace, he kept attacking Spanish ships.
    He was eventually beheaded for this.
    He brought potatoes back from the New World.
    He was tall for his time.
    He helped foil a plot to remove Elizabeth from the throne.
    He was falsely accused of plotting against James I and got thrown in jail again.
    He wrote a book while in prison.
    He cracked jokes at his own execution.
    His wife loved him so much that she carried his severed head with her for the rest of her life.

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