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John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost was first published in 1667. This copy was printed in 1668, with an adapted titl...
This letter provides an insight into the reception of two famous 17th-century women writers, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess...
This is the earliest known example of a contract between an English author and their publisher. It records John Milton’s...
Manuscript, Octavo, Miscellany
The majority of poems written by John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), were circulated during his lifetime in ...
Folio, Book, Illustration, Engraving, Image
This impressive folio volume of Katherine Philips’s poems and translations was published in 1667, three years after her ...
This state portrait of King Charles II (1630–1685) was painted by John Michael Wright (1617–1694) to celebrate the Resto...
This flamboyant yet playful portrait of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), captures the poet’s wit, charm a...