What if… we’re spelling “Raleigh” wrong?

istorian Matthew Lyons quotes Sir Walter’s leading biographer, William Stebbing, on this subject. Spoiler: he ends by saying, “The spelling Raleigh, which posterity has preferred, happens to be one he is not known to have ever employed.” But whatever. Do we really want to change the name of our town to “Rawley,” “Raulie” or “Rawlegh”?

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