12 September 2012

John Milton in St Giles without Cripplegate Church: London #23

St Giles without Cripplegate, within the Barbican complex, London.
John Milton was buried here in 1674. The statue is by Horace Montford.
Author of Paradise Lost
Born Decr. 1608.
Died Novr. 1674.
Died March 1646.
They were both interred in this church.
SAMUEL WHITBREAD posuit 1793.'
Under this is an allusion to Paradise Lost: a flaming sword with a snake wrapped around it, an apple in its mouth.
Another bust of Milton, this time looking older and frailer.
The west window of the tower, showing in detail the Milton coat of arms.
There is also a bust of Daniel Defoe, who died in the parish in 1731.
John Bunyan, who attended the church, is also remembered.
Citizen and Merchant Taylor,
historian and map-maker
who was buried in this Church.
This monument, which was
badly damaged in 1940, was
restored by the Worshipful
Company of Merchant Taylors
in 1971.'
Below is a link to a related post I made earlier.

John Milton's Cottage in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

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