Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

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10 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine Much ado about Sir Walter "But true love is a durable fire in the mind, ever burning Never sick, never old, never dead From itself, never turning." T hose words, attributed to Sir Walter Raleigh, easily could be applied today to North Carolina's love affair with the English noble and explorer who endeared himself to Elizabeth I. Yes, the state capital is named after him, but his image has appeared on cigarette packs (he is credited – if that's the right word – with bringing tobacco from the New World to Britain), has been captured in bronze, and been the inspiration for countless artists. His role has been played by Andy Griffith in "The Lost Colony" in Manteo and on film by Richard Todd in 1955's "The Virgin Queen," starring Betty Davis. And that just scratches the surface. That's quite a profile for someone who ended up being beheaded in 1618 and is said to have uttered these words beforehand: "This is a sharp medicine, but it is a physician for all diseases." For a true emersion in Sir Walter Raleigh, the man who came to personify England's "Age of Discovery," there are his namesake period rooms at the Louis Round Wilson Library at UNC- Chapel Hill. There, the oak paneling dates to the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods (circa 1590s-1625), and came from a manor home in England as a gift to the library's North Carolina Collection in the 1940s. There, too, you'll find an oil portrait of Sir Walter dating from 1593, as well as framed antique maps, a large ship model of the era, a larger-than-life craved statue of the knight, and exhibits that focus on Raleigh's ill-fated mission to establish a permanent English Colony at Roanoke on today's Outer Banks. And later this year, look for a "more whimsical look at Raleigh's life and legacy," with an as-yet unnamed exhibition opening Sept. 1 at the library and an academic symposium running Sept. 6-8. For those who can't wait to get a feel of Sir Walter, there's plenty of collectibles to be had on eBay: Sir Walter Raleigh Smoking Tobacco tins, some priced as low as $3.77; a Dell comic book titled "Sir Walter Raleigh," for $21.59; and a two-volume 1676 edition of Raleigh's "History of the World" for a mere $2,500, apparently of enough interest to draw 21 "followers" watching to see the bidding's outcome. NORTH CAROLINA COLLECTION / THE LOUIS ROUND WILSON SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY / UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL Sir Walter Raleigh, the circa 1593 portrait, at the Louis Round Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. The paneling in his namesake room at the library, below, dates to the time of Sir Walter Raleigh. The library is planning a new exhibition and symposium for this September. Rewind

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