John Milton (1608 – 1674)
Milton was raised in London and studied at St. Paul’s
School. Later, whilst studying to become an Anglican priest
at Christ College, Cambridge, John Milton
developed his poetical skills, enhanced by his knowledge of
Greek and Latin which he studying at St. Pauls.
After graduating in 1632, Milton
undertook six years of private, self-study, studying theology,
philosophy, politics, history, science and literature, and
by this time was also proficient in Hebrew, French, Spanish
and Italian. After this six year study period, John
Milton traveled abroad, visiting France ad Italy,
meeting Galileo and other famous nobleman
along his way.
Upon his return to England, the country
was in civil war during which Milton married
a 16 year old bride, who later returned to her family.
By 1654 John Milton was
blind, and in 1660 he had to go into hiding when a warrant
was issued for his arrest and the destruction of his writings.
He was arrested and briefly imprisoned, but helped by influential
The epic poem, Paradise Lost was
published in 1667, and depicts Milton’s depression
and frustration at the failure of the revolution, buy optimism
for the future of humanity. Milton’s Paradise Lost was
followed up by Paradise Regained.
The last decade of his life was spent married
to a young woman many years his junior. He died of kidney
failure in 1674.
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included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON
- PARADISE LOST
- PARADISE REGAINED
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