Place: Mercers Company, Ironmonger Lane, London EC2V 8HE — nearest tube St Paul's. (Before Henry VIII gave it to the Mercers, part of this building housed the convent where Thomas à Becket had been a novice.)
Joad Raymond (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London) will speak on 'Milton: Armchair Revolutionary'
Prof Raymond, who has worked on seventeenth-century pamphleteering, will discuss Milton's work for the republican government and his rise to international fame.
The lecture will be followed by a reception upstairs.
For reasons of security, the Mercers Company requires a list of audience members. So anyone wishing to attend MUST NOTIFY Dr Keith Sugden (keith sugden <firstname.lastname@example.org>) BY 3 MARCH.
There is no formal admission charge but members of the audience are invited to make a donation in support of Milton's Cottage, a grade one listed Elizabethan house in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, which is run by an independent charity and is open to the public.