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21st February 2023, from 6pm at Mercers’ Hall
We’re delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Milton Lecture will take place on Tuesday 21st February, from 6pm GMT.
Dr Margarette Lincoln, Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth and Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, is this year’s guest lecturer.  She will be discussing the fascinating subject of Milton’s London – charting the incendiary impact of religious, political and financial events on the ever-growing citizenry of 17th century London.
Her talk will be delivered as a hybrid lecture to a live audience at the atmospheric Mercers’ Hall – home to the City of London’s oldest livery company – where the ticket price includes drinks and canapes after the lecture.  And for those unable to be with us in person, we hope you might be able to join us virtually via Zoom.
All proceeds will support Milton’s Cottage – Milton’s only surviving residence.  Please note that booking is essential, via Eventbrite, and for those who wish to attend in person you must book by 14th February at the latest:
For further information about this event, or to hear more about our work at Milton’s Cottage, please don’t hesitate to contact the Friends of Milton’s Cottage on
Find out more about Milton’s Cottage in our latest newsletter: Milton Messenger_December 2022