Biography

Secretary for Foreign Tongues

With the parliamentary victory in the Civil War, Milton used his pen in defence of the republican principles represented by the Commonwealth. The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649) defended the right of the...

Civil War, Prose Tracts, and Marriage

On returning to England where the Bishop’s Wars presaged further armed conflict, Milton began to write prose tracts against episcopacy, in the service of Puritan and Parliamentary cause. Milton’s first foray into polemics was...

To Travel Abroad

In the year 1638, accompanied by a manservant, Milton undertook a tour of the Continent for about 15 months, most of which he spent in Italy, primarily in Rome and Florence. The Florentine academies...

His early life

In his early life, Milton’s paternal grandfather, Richard was very committed to the Roman Catholic religion. Richard expelled his son John, who is the poet’s father from the family home in Oxfordshire for reading...

Who was John Milton?

Artwork Unknown – John Milton was born December 9th, 1608 and he died on November 8th, 1674. He was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and was a civil servant for the Commonwealth...