Olga's Gallery

Sir John Everett Millais

The Boyhood of Raleigh.

1870. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. Read Note.

Sir John Everett Millais. The Boyhood  of Raleigh.

Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618) English courtier, navigator and poet. Volunteered in the Huguenot course in France, and fought at Jarnac and Moncontour. In 1578, he joined a piratical expedition against the Spaniards; in 1580 he went to Ireland, where he suppressed the rising of the Desmonds in Ulster with ruthless savagery. He became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
Later suffered imprisonment, marriage to a beloved woman, voyages to Trinidad and Orinoco, was a governor of Jersey, was accused of treason, was sentenced to death, but instead was sent on an expedition to Orinoco, which was a failure. On his return to London was beheaded. Only fragments of his poetry survived