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John Milton

 
 
John Milton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 17, 2018
1. John Milton Marker
Inscription.  
The Poet and
Statesman
John Milton
was born 1608
in Bread Street

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the City of London Corporation series list.
 
Location. 51° 30.836′ N, 0° 5.669′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Bread Street and Cheapside, on the right when traveling south on Bread Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bow Bells House, Bread Street, City of London, England EC4M 9BE, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St Paul's School (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Old Change (about 180 meters away); The Sugarloaf (about 210 meters away); William Nicholson (about 210 meters away); “Pavls Cross” (about 210 meters away); St. Thomas the Apostle Church
John Milton Marker - Wide View, Looking South on Bread Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 17, 2018
2. John Milton Marker - Wide View, Looking South on Bread Street
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); John Wesley (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); St. Anne & St. Agnes (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .  John Milton (Wikipedia). "John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse....Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self-determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica (1644), written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of free speech and freedom of the press....William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author", and he remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language", though critical reception has oscillated
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in the centuries since his death (often on account of his republicanism). Samuel Johnson praised Paradise Lost as "a poem which...with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind", though he (a Tory and recipient of royal patronage) described Milton's politics as those of an 'acrimonious and surly republican'." (Submitted on April 16, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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