Sir Walter Raleigh

1552-1618
 Sir Walter Raleigh

The English soldier, spy, and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) was a knight of Queen Elizabeth’s court. After the queen’s death, he was executed by the order of King James for treason. His poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” is a response poem to Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.”

Le soldat, espion, et explorateur anglais Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 – 1618) est chevalier à la cour de la Reine Élisabeth. Après la mort de la reine, il est exécuté sous l’ordre du Roi James pour trahison. Son poème «The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd» est un poème-réponse à «The Passionate Shepherd to His Love» de Christopher Marlowe.