Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
– John Milton
John Milton was a Renaissance poet, polemic, and a civil servant to the Commonwealth of England. He is incontrovertibly known as the writer of “Paradise Lost”, an epic poem adapted from the Fall of Man, a biblical story, written in media res. His writings were based on his own sentiments, with a certain drive for freedom and passion. Being a Renaissance artist, he believed in the integration of Christian theology and new ideas. In his political writing, he is very staunch in his approach; some might even call his thoughts dangerous. He managed to spread his ideas throughout Europe, as he was fluent in English, Greek, Latin and Italian. He died of kidney failure and was survived by his children and his third wife. He is considered one of Britain’s most preeminent writers.