John Milton & Seventeenth-Century Culture

Introduction | Early Years | Italy & the 1640s | Civil War | Paradise Lost etc.
Milton's Reputation | Further References

The English Revolution, 1642-1649, and Milton as Government Spokesman

Fairfax and the Battle of Naseby, 1645
Joshua Sprigg, 1618-1684.
Anglia rediviva; England's recovery: being the history of the motions, actions, and successes of the army under the immediate conduct of his excellency Sr. Thomas Fairfax . . . Compiled for the publique good.
London: Printed by R. W. for John Partridge, 1647. Rebound.

The Battle of Naseby, June 14th, 1645
"The Description of the Armies of Horse and Foot of His Majesties, and Sir Thomas Fairfax his Excellency . . . at the Battayle of Nasebye,"
Printed for John Partridge. "Place this map between fol. 32 & 33." Mounted on linen.
Detached from Joshua Sprigg, Anglia rediviva, London: R. W. for John Partridge, 1647.
Presented by A. F. McKissick, per J. Rion McKissick, 1939.

The rule of the Saints
Richard Vines, 1600?-1656.
The happinesse of Israel. As it was set forth in a sermon preached to both . . . Houses of Parliament . . . upon a solemne day of thanksgiving, March 12th 1644.
London: Printed by G. M. for A. Roper, 1645.

The trial and execution of the king, 1649
from John Rushworth, 1612?-1690.
Historical collections. The Fourth and Last Part, containing the Principal Matters which happened from the Beginning of the Year 1645, to the Death of King Charles the First 1648 . . . Impartially Related. Setting forth only Matter of Fact in Order of Time, without
Observation or Reflection. Volume VII.
Second edition. London: for J. Walthoe and others, 1721.

From Commonwealth to Protectorate
A declaration of the Parliament of England, in vindication of their proceedings, and discovering the dangerous practices of several interests against the present government, and peace of the commonwealth, together with the resolutions of the Parliament thereupon.
London: Printed by John Field for Edward Husband, Printer to the Parliament of England, 1649.

The Image of the (Martyred) King, I
Charles, I, King of England, 1600-1649 [John Gauden, 1605-1662, attrib.],
Eikon basilike, the pourtraicture of His Sacred Maiestie in his solitudes and sufferings.
[N. p.: n.p.], 1648.
First edition. Bookplate of Joseph Halle Schaffner. Morocco gold decorated binding by Riviere.

The Image of the King, II
J. Phinn, engrv.,
"Carolus I,"
frontispiece in The works of that great monarch, and glorious martyr, King Charles I.
Aberdeen: printed by J. Chalmers for William Coke, 1766. Vol. II. From the library of Yates Snowden.

The Royal Image Smashed
John Milton,
Eikonoklastes, in answer to a book intitl'd Eikon basilike, the portrature of His sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings. The author I. M.
London: Printed by M. Simmons, 1649.
First edition. "Published by authority." Bookplate of Rev. H. Randolph. Contemporary sprinkled

European criticism of the new English republic
Claudius Salmasius, 1588-1653,
Defensio Regia pro Carolo I ad Serenissimum Magna Britannia Regem Carolum II. Filium natu majorem, Heredum & Successorum legitimum.
[Lugduni Batavorum: B. & A. Elzevirius] 1649. Vellum, with later stamping from the SouthCarolina College Library.

Milton's Defense of the English People
John Milton,
Ioannis Miltoni Angli Pro populo anglicano defensio, contra Claudii anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem regiam.
Londini: Typis Du Gardianis, 1650. Contemporary calf.

John Milton,
A defence of the people of England, by John Milton: in answer to Salmasius's Defence of the king.
[Amsterdam?] 1692. Morocco binding with gold lettering on spine.

The English political scene in the 1650s
Thomas Hobbes, 1588-1679,
Leviathan; or, The matter, forme, and power of a common-wealth, ecclesiasticall and civill.
London: Printed for A. Ckooke, 1651. Contemporary blind-tooled calf.

The perspective of the Restoration, I
Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 1609-1674.
The history of the rebellion and Civil Wars in England, begun in the year 1641. With the precedent passages, and actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy end, and conclusion thereof by the king's blessed restoration, and return upon the 29th of May, in the year 1660.
First edition, 3 vols. Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1702-1704.

The perspective of the Restoration, II
Thomas Skinner, 1629?-1679.
The life of General Monk: duke of Albemarle, containing, I. A faithful account of his unparallel'd conduct. II. A particular relation of that most memorable march from Coldstream to London. III. Many mistakes committed by our historians Particularly the Earl of Clarendon) rectified.
Second edition. London: for J. Graves, 1724. Contemporary panelled calf.

The perspective of the Restoration, III
The Book of common prayer.
London: printed by John Bill, & Christopher Barker [1662].  Engraved title-page with undated imprint, by David Loggan.  Contemporary red morocco by Samuel Mearne , for Charles II,  and bearing his royal cypher.


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