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Author: Mesiti, Matthew Editor: O’Brien, Sinead Index Name: Ralegh, Sir Walter Sir Walter Ralegh, Raleigh, Rawleigh, or Rawley, either born in 1552, or 1554, was a captivating soldier, scholar, poet, musician, courtier, explorer, colonizer, Captain of the Queen’s Guard,