The Guardian: ‘England hath need of thee’: appeal to save Milton’s Paradise Lost cottage

We did it!  Thanks to many generous supporters, we have exceeded our Big Give Christmas Challenge target of £10,000.  This means we are able to draw down a further £10,000 in match-funding from the Big Give – including Champion Funding from the amazing Four Acre Trust – giving us a grand total of £22,508 raised through our 2022 Christmas Challenge campaign.
This will support ‘Free Speech & Fake News’ – a new social media literacy initiative to engage young people with our rare collection of Milton’s political pamphlets.  Like him, we are living through an information revolution – and we believe his writing can help a new generation navigate the online complexities of disinformation, misinformation and more.
To everyone who has supported us: we cannot thank you enough for your generous response, which has guaranteed a great Christmas for Milton’s Cottage.  And to anyone who would like to find out more about our project, and how to get involved, please contact us on or 01494 872313.
Find out more about Milton’s Cottage in our latest newsletter: Milton Messenger