Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




When considering Milton’s prose, one usually thinks first of the Areopagitica, then, perhaps, of the divorce pamphlets, the pleas for the abolition of episcopacy, and the political writings. As a historian Milton is ordinarily remembered only in connection with the famous passages in Paradise Regained concerning the rule of the Romans and the culture of the Athenians. But the poet and pamphleteer also wrote a history of England, which is of significance not only because it elucidates his other literary productions but also because it is noteworthy as a work of historical research in its own right.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of English In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1937 Lando C. Otto.

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