Sunday, July 19, 2009
July 19: She Wanted Heroes All to Herself (Vol. 33, pp. 311-320)
Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned on this day in 1603. He was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, but when he fell in love with another woman, he was thrown in the clink. Today's reading, "Discovery of Guiana," is more of that heroic explorer nonsense the editors seem to love.