The Discovery of Guiana is a book by Sir Walter Raleigh, who wrote this account one year after his 1595 journey to "Guiana", the Venezuelan region of Guayana. He also visited Trinidad. The book includes some material of a factual nature, but postulates the existence of a gold-rich civilisation. Sir Walter Raleigh (circa 1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He rose rapidly in the favour of Queen Elizabeth I, and was knighted in 1585. Instrumental in the English colonisation of North America, Raleigh was granted a royal patent to explore Virginia, which paved the way for future English settlements.
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Sir Walter Raleigh was an English professor, actor, poet and writer. Born in London in 1861, Raleigh studied and lectured on English Literature for most of his life, teaching in India at Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, and at several universities in the United Kingdom, including University College Liverpool, Glasgow University, and Oxford University. At the outset of the First World War, Raleigh changed his career s focus from Romantic era literature and began covering topics relating to the war. Sir Walter Raleigh s best-known work is The War in the Air, which provided coverage on the Royal Air Force s efforts in the war. Raleigh died at the age of 61 from typhoid.
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