A Defence of the People of England

A Defence of the People of England

by John Milton


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John Milton was a legendary English poet in the seventeenth century and he also was a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. Milton's poetry is distinguished for its themes of freedom and self-determination and it also discussed the major political issues of his day.

Milton wrote A Defence of the People of England in response to an essay written by Claudius Salmasius that attacked the rebels led by Cromwell for committing regicide.

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ISBN-13: 9781535278126
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/14/2016
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

As a young student, John Milton (1608-1674) dreamed of bringing the poetic elocution of Homer and Virgil to the English language. Milton realized this dream with his graceful, sonorous Paradise Lost, now considered the most influential epic poem in English literature. In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Paradise Lost has inspired generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets to the books of J. R. R. Tolkien.

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