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Author Shawcross, John T.

Title The arms of the family : the significance of John Milton's relatives and associates / John T. Shawcross
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part 1. Expanding the Biography; Chapter 1. Christopher Milton: Royalist and Brother; Chapter 2. Thomas Agar: Royalist and Brother-in-Law; Chapter 3. Edward Phillips: Royalist and Nephew; Chapter 4. John Phillips: Nonroyalist and Nephew; Part 2. John Milton; Chapter 5. Royalist Connections, but Parliamentarian; Chapter 6. Protestant and Familial Literary Implications; Afterword; Genogram; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary John T. Shawcross's groundbreaking new study of John Milton is an essential work of scholarship for those who seek a greater understanding of Milton, his family, and his social and political world. Shawcross uses extensive new archival research to scrutinize several misunderstood elements of Milton's life, including his first marriage and his relationship with his brother, brother-in-law and nephews. Shawcross examines Milton's numerous royalist connections, complicating the conventional view of Milton as eminent Puritan and raising questions about the role his connections played in his relati
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Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Family.
Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Friends and associates.
Poets, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography.
Poets, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Family relationships.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813158575 (electronic bk.)
9780813158570 (electronic bk.)