The last written words of Sir Walter Raleigh….

How Sir Walter Raleigh Fell From Grace

On 29 October 1618 the great explorer and adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded on the orders of King James I of England. Famous for being one of the first to popularize tobacco brought back from his American adventures, Raleigh left a small bag of the stuff in his cell with the words “It was my companion at that most miserable time” inscribed upon it.

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