The Puritan Age

The Puritan Age (1620-1660)

Characteristics of this Era:

a. Ancient ideas have been banished.

b. Impossible love and romance have been come in this era.

c. The works of this era were based on religion so it is regarded as the religious period.

Famous Figures of this Era:

John Milton: The puritan era is famous especially for John Milton who was a great poet of the era. Most of the time of his life had passed by reading. He read a lot of things and gathered huge knowledge about many things. By reading and reading he became blind. When he was blind he had created his two famous epics. The epics are: a. Paradise Lost and b. Paradise Regained. He had made a revolution in the field of English Literature.

His personal life was not so happy. He was so serious to his wife and followed strict principles but his wife could not endure it.

Famous Prose Writers of this Era:

John Bunyan (1628-1688): Bunyan is an extra-ordinary figure of Puritan period. His writings are, Grace Abounding, The holy War, Pilgrim’s Progress, The Life and Death of Mr. Bradman.  

Minor Prose Writers:

a. Robert Burton (1577-1640)

Works: Anatomy and Melancholy

b. Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Works: Vulgar, Errors, urn Burial etc.

c. Thomas Fuller (1608- 1661)

Works: The Holy War, The Holy State and the Profane State, Church History of Britain and the History of Worthies of England.

d. Jeremy Tailor (1613-1667):

Works: The liberty of Prophesy, The Rules and Exercises of Holy Living, Holy Living.

e. Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

Works: The Saints Everlasting Rest, Call to the Unconverted.


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