English explorer, aristocrat, spy, poet, writer, and soldier who popularized tobacco in England.
He fought at the siege of Smerwick, where he organized the massacre of Spanish and Italian soldiers after they had admitted defeat.
He was a famous English explorer, whereas Jacques Cartier was a famous French explorer.
He founded an early American colony at Roanoke.
He secretly married Elizabeth Raleigh, one of a Queen Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting, without the Queen's permission, and when his ruse was uncovered, he was sentenced to the infamous Tower of London. He had three children named Carew, Damerei and Walter.
- The meaning of the name Raleigh: From The Red Or Rye Field