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Milton on Knowing Good from Evil

Christopher Tilmouth

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Although poetry's morally instructive purpose was a Renaissance commonplace, Milton developed a detailed conception of what it meant. He argued that poems have the power to ‘inbreed in the great ... More


Milton’s Christian Temper

N. H. Keeble

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses Milton's Christian temper. It is believed Milton did not belong to any worshipping Christian community. No existing records ecist to attest that he attended Christian service, ... More


The Ghost in the Machine? The Government of England

Jim Gallagher

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The asymmetry of the UK as a union means that England, unlike Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, not only has no domestic legislature but no executive of its own either. Westminster is England’s ... More


London within England: A City State?

Tony Travers

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

London, by virtue of its large population, has long been the dominant city within the UK. It has had a number of forms of government since the mid-19th century including, most recently, the creation ... More


Counsel and the King’s Council in England, c.1340–c.1540

John Watts

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The later Middle Ages are generally seen as a formative period in the history of the English king’s council. Beyond this, however, there is confusion and disagreement, much of it centring on two ... More


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