Where Milton slept

by March 23, 2011

Travellers of a bookish bent will find a new website from Standford English professor Martin Evans to be of great use in guiding them to all of the spots in London where any of fifty great authors once resided or worked. This may take more walking than you think: if I count the dots correctly, John Milton (Evans is a Milton scholar) lived or worked in no less than 23 locations in a great arc running from Westminster to the City of London. Clicking on a particular point on the map brings up a list of the other authors associated with that same neighborhood–the kind of interesting juxtaposition that prompted Evans to create the site.

Visit “A Guide to Authorial London” here, and read a useful overview of the project and its genesis here.