Biography for Paradise Lost
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John Milton (1608-74) was one of England's greatest poets and a master of polemical prose. He was a private tutor and served as Secretary for Foreign Tongues under Oliver Cromwell.
William Kerrigan, former president of the Milton Society of America and recipient of its award for lifetime achievement, is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts.
John Rumrich is the author of Matter of Glory and Milton Unbound. He is Thaman Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.
Stephen M. Fallon, author of Milton's Peculiar Grace and Milton among the Philosophers, is professor of liberal studies and English at the University of Notre Dame.