Posted on September 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Cambridge University fellow Jason Scott-Warren couldn’t put his finger on it at first, but notes on a first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays looked awfully familiar.

A previous analysis had dated the handwriting to someone writing in the mid-17th century, which helped Scott-Warren eventually figure out who his suspect was: John Milton, author of Paradise Lost.

And, reports the Guardian, Scott-Warren has gathered enough evidence that other scholars agree with his conclusion.

It’s a remarkable conclusion about a document that itself is remarkable, having survived nearly four hundred years and ensuring that some eighteen plays survived their author’s death.

Read more about the Milton-Shakespeare connection in the Guardian.

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