Chronology
1608
Born in London, December 9.
1617
Enters St. Paul's School, London.
1625
Enters Christ's College, Cambridge.
1629
B.A., Cambridge.
1632
M.A., Cambridge.
1632-38
Studies at home in London and at Horton, Buckinghamshire.
1634
Presentation of masque, Comus, at Ludlow Castle.
1638-39
Visit to Italy.
1641
Of Reformation in England.
1642
The Reason of Church Government. Marries Mary Powell, who subsequently returns to her parents.
1643
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce.
1644
Areopagitica.
1645
Mary Powell Milton returns to her husband in London. Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin.
1649
The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. Becomes Secretary of Foreign Tongues to Cromwell's Council of State.
1651
Latin Defense of the English People.
1652
Blindness. Death of Mary Powell Milton and of their son.
1656
Marries Katherine Woodcock.
1658
Death of Katherine Woodcock Milton.
1660
The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth.
1663
Marries Elizabeth Minshull.
1667
Paradise Lost (in ten books).
1671
Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes.
1674
Paradise Lost (in twelve books). Dies November 8.

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