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Historians hail ‘amazing’ find of Sir Walter Raleigh ‘portrait’

According to the Daily Mail a self portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh, painted while he imprisoned at the Tower of London has been unearthed.

As the report says: “Hidden for centuries beneath layers of paint and plaster, historians believe they might have come across ‘a once-in-a-career find’ after discovering a wall painting in one of the chambers where Sir Walter Raleigh was once held.

Now almost 400 years to the day since the charismatic 16th century explorer, author and politician was beheaded, experts are investigating whether the mural is of Raleigh himself – and the possibility he was the one who left his mark on these walls for posterity.”

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Source: National Portrait Gallery