This 1897 work of historical criticism examines the life and works of Paradise Lost’s author—within the context of his pre-Restoration career (1632-1660). Masterman also considers many of Milton’s contemporaries such as Thomas Hobbes, Sir Thomas Browne, and Thomas Fuller.
About the Author
John Howard Bertram Masterman (1868-1933) was the inaugural Anglican Bishop of Plymouth. Educated at University College School and St. John’s College, Cambridge, his works include The Rights and Responsibilities of National Churches (1908), The Dawn of Medieval Europe (1910), Birmingham (1920), and In the Footsteps of the Master: Sermon Outlines on St. Mark’s Gospel (1922).