Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 113. Chapters: Thomas Becket, Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas More, Samuel Pepys, John Milton, Jeffrey Archer, John Keats,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 113. Chapters: Thomas Becket, Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas More, Samuel Pepys, John Milton, Jeffrey Archer, John Keats, John Donne, Daniel Defoe, Alexander Pope, Thomas Middleton, John Abernethy, Thomas Gresham, Dorothea Beale, Inigo Jones, Austin Osman Spare, Richard Cumberland, Charles Lamb, C.
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Excerpt: John Milton (9 December 1608 - 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell.
He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and deal with contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing, Areopagitica. He wrote in Latin and Italian as well as in English, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Miltons critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan b...