|James the II by Cornelius Johnson|
I have increased the number of links, to Belloc's works, on my Blog. If you scroll down you will find them on the right hand side. I have a policy of promoting all of Belloc's works, irrespective of their quality and content. With this in mind, one of the new links will take you to James II. By his own admission this was not one of his weightier tomes. He wrote it in a hurry and for money. Whereas his book on Milton is, as A N Wilson rightly identifies (in my view), one of his best works. Even so, whilst Hilaire was clearly an admirer of Miltonic verse, he certainly had reservations about Milton's character.