Person    | Male  Born 9/12/1608  Died 8/11/1674

John Milton

Poet, essayist, playwright, historian, and diplomat. Born in the house called The Spread Eagle in Bread Street, Cheapside. Left London to study in Cambridge but found all the dull debates in Latin tedious and often returned to London. Then lived for a time with his parents who had moved to Hammersmith, and then moved with them to Berkshire. Married to his first wife he lived in the area now the Barbican. Became completely blind in 1652. Success came when he published "Paradise Lost" in 1667. Having been a regicide republican and a religious dissenter he had to keep his head down after the Restoration. Died in Artillery Walk off Bunhill Fields, a poor area.

1644 wrote 'Of Education', a treatise on educational reform.

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John Milton

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Andrew Marvell's cottage

There is a sundial in Lauderdale House garden with a poem by Marvell.

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Caxton Hall - head 1 - Milton

But look at head 8 too, that's also a candidate for Milton.

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Edward VII bust

While Prince of Wales Edward was Grand Master of the English Freemasons. The ...

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Haggerston Road School

Haggerston Road School

We can find very little about this school, it's all just hints and pointers. AIM25's holdings for All Saints Church include some records about the parish school, presumably this one.  The earlies...

Building, Education

2 memorials
Central School of Arts & Crafts

Central School of Arts & Crafts

Inspired by the School of Handicraft, this college, founded by William Lethaby, merged with St Martin's School of Art, founded in 1854, to form Central St Martins in 1989. Other colleges have merge...

Group, Art, Education

1 memorial
City of London School

City of London School

Endowed by John Carpenter Town Clerk in 1442. The Corporation of London by an Act of Parliament in 1834 established the School at Honey Lane market in Milk Street. In 1883 the School moved to the V...

Group, Education

3 memorials
Blackheath Proprietary School

Blackheath Proprietary School

Established to give its pupils an education similar to that of the public schools. It was so called as it was owned by a group of a hundred share holding proprietors who could send or nominate a pu...

Building, Education

1 memorial
John Carpenter

John Carpenter

Town Clerk. Endowed the City of London School in 1442. Our picture is of his statue high up on the wall of the City of London School's glassed ceiling atrium standing over the door to the balcony...

Person, Education, Politics & Administration

2 memorials