Hidden History: “Fear not death too much, nor fear death too little . . .
. . . lest you fail in your hopes; not too little, lest you die presumptuously. And here I must conclude with my prayers to God for it, and that he would have mercy on your soul.” The Lord Chief Justice on 29 October 1618 to Sir Walter Raleigh who was awaiting execution.
Raleigh had been living under a death sentence for a couple of decades, but his luck had finally run out in 1618.
Originally published at bobmayer.com on May 1, 2017.