Marry in secret, repent in the Tower: Walter Raleigh’s marriage and imprisonment.
By R.N. Morris, author of Fortune’s Hand.
It is said that after Walter Raleigh’s death, his widow Bess carried his mummified head around in a velvet bag. If true, it says a lot about the peculiar bond of affection that existed between them (emphasis on the word peculiar). It’s also confirmation of L.P. Hartley’s famous insight about the past. They really did do things differently there.