Having attempted to establish a Virginia colony near
Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) between 1584 and 1589,
Ralegh led an expedition to the Orinoco River (now in Venezuela) in
1595, looking for the famed El Dorado, the city of gold. He
published his account of this voyage as The Discoverie of
Guiana in 1596.
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Editors. "Sir Walter Ralegh sails for Guiana". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2116, accessed 22 August 2017.]
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