People

Explore the lives of influential writers including John Milton, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Ignatius Sancho and Frances Burney.

Aphra Behn

Poet, Playwright, Novelist, Spy [probable]

Frances Burney

Novelist, Diarist, Playwright

Margaret Cavendish

Poet, Philosopher, Scientist, Playwright, Novelist, Biographer

Daniel Defoe

Merchant, Poet, Journalist, Novelist, Pamphleteer, Spy

John Dryden

Poet, Playwright, Translator, Critic

Henry Fielding

Novelist, Playwright, Journalist, Magistrate

John Gay

Playwright, Poet

Oliver Goldsmith

Playwright, Novelist, Priest

Samuel Johnson

Lexicographer, Poet, Essayist, Biographer, Playwright

Andrew Marvell

Poet, Politician

John Milton

Poet, Political writer, School teacher, Civil Servant

Katherine Philips

Poet, Translator

Alexander Pope

Poet, Classicist, Translator

Samuel Richardson

Novelist, Writer, Printer

Ignatius Sancho

Writer, Composer, Shopkeeper