Letter: American Milton

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American Milton

Sir: Peter Ackroyd's novel Milton in America ("Paradise rediscovered", 31 August) has John Milton fleeing England soon after the Restoration, taking ship to Puritan New England and founding a community called New Milton. He would not have needed to found New Milton, since Milton - named after him - was just getting off the ground. Milton, Massachusetts, was founded in 1662 and is now an attractive and affluent suburb of Boston.


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