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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaThe Light of history High Point Enterprise wednesday october 27, 1976 15c sir Walter Raleigh victim of Power struggle by or. H. G. Jones for the Ai touted Pren Chapel Hill a october 29 is the anniversary of the beheading in 1618 of sir Walter Raleigh spelled Ralegh in his Spon Sor of the first attempted English settlement of America at Roanoke Island. A Soldier explorer historian and author Raleigh was once a powerful Man in Queen Elizabeth s court and certainly he was one of England s most re Vered statesmen. But he lived at a time when the Crown rested tenuously on one head. It was also a time when England was in a continuing struggle for supremacy of the seas. The beginning of sir Walter s downfall came with the crowning of James i As King. Raleigh never an admirer of James was accused of complicity in a plot presumably involving Spanish Aid to depose the King and bring to Power Arabella Stuart. In the trial Raleigh pleaded in vain to be allowed to face his accuser. But English Justice was Bent to favor the King and the courtier was convicted in 1603 and Given this horrible sentence to be hanged and Cut Down alive and your body shall be opened your heart and bowels plucked out and your privy members Cut off and thrown into the fire before your eyes then your head to be stricken off from your body and your body shall be divided into four quarters to be disposed of at the King s with such a sentence it was hardly necessary for the chief Justice to add and god have mercy on your a last hour reprieve not Pardon saved sir Walter this time and he was sentenced to the Tower England s mail for illustrious prisoners. With considerable Freedom in the Tower Raleigh remained one of the nation s idols and among those who sought his counsel and Friendship was Prince Henry the Young son of the King. When Henry died in from Poison administered by his father s Raleigh appeared to be doomed to spend the remainder of his life in prison. In the Tower Raleigh wrote his history of the world and several other works. The theme of his history one author has said is that our desires and passions Are generally too Strong and too Clever to be fully understood or controlled by Raleigh s influence even in jail haunted King James so at the age of sixty five sir Walter was allowed to leave the Tower on condition that he Lead an expedition to Guiana in search for Gold with which to replenish the Royal Treasury. He was strictly ordered to avoid any clash with the Spanish whose favor James was seek ing in an Effort to arrange a wife for his Young son Charles. It was an ailing Raleigh that led the expedition with such great Hope. Upon arrival on the coast of South America Raleigh remained near the Mouth of the River while part of his Fleet led by his Young son Walter continued up the Orinoco in search of Gold. The Force was attacked by the Spanish and the English men had no Choice but to re Spond. In the ensuing Battle Young Walter called wat was killed a Spanish Settle ment was sacked and papers were captured from the Spanish which told the awful truth that Raleigh had been set up by his own King who had furnished the Spanish with full details of the expedition. James i had made sure that either Raleigh would be killed by the Spanish or that he would return to England a traitor for disobeying the Royal directives. Disconsolate Over his son i death and cognizant that he had been betrayed Raleigh s Fleet sailed by Way of Newfoundland to his Homeland. He might have escaped by accepting the Protection of the French but that would have been committing the very treason of which fifteen years before he had been accused. The old sentence of 1603 was ordered carried out and on october 29, 1618, sir Walter Raleigh mounted the execution platform. He examined the axe and ordered the executioner to drop it when be stretched out his hands. Raleigh s popularity among the people caused the King to refrain from invoking the original sentence of mutilation and his wife Bess was allowed to claim his body. She buried the body but embalmed the Bead and kept it by her Side for years. Ultimately the head was lost and its whereabouts is still a mystery. Raleigh in North Carolina by the name of the capital City and in the great sir Walter Raleigh collection at unc Chapel Hill. The collection housed in two rooms with seventeenth Century panel ing and furniture of the period is the outstanding accumulation of Raleigh Ana in the world and contains among its hundreds of books four copies of the exceedingly rare first edition of his history of the vote no Abc Issue november 2 Eio-25.4 paid Lor by committee to re elect Waller l. Salmon or. Charles r. Fuller treas. Vote for Walter l Salmon or. Guilford county Board of education 1. He favors the neighbourhood school. 2. He opposes a ajl consolidation or merger with other school systems. 3. He supports bask education for All children. 4. He believes every child should be Given educational opportunities to the maximum of his potential without classroom disturbance. 5. He is an experienced businessman and incumbent Board member. 6. He is a candidate who Wil represent your children. E-10-27-0 fall festival featuring haunted House Thomasville Optimist club off Lake re. 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