Sir Walter Raleigh reaches the Orinoco and begins searching for gold

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Historical Context Note

Sir Walter Raleigh reaches the mouth of the River Orinoco, and begins his search for gold. He was released from the Tower of London the previous year for the express purpose of undertaking this …
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Editors. "Sir Walter Raleigh reaches the Orinoco and begins searching for gold". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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