This excerpt from the documentary Milton by Himself, illustrates the significant early phases of his biography, mostly using his own words. It covers his family and its locations, his studies at Cambridge University and his travels throughout Europe. His later experiences emerge through other videos in this gallery and in the various images in the photographic gallery of this site. The full video is distributed as a DVD by Films for the Humanities. It is followed by the full recording of a staging of Paradise Lost at UCB. Thereafter follow videos related to other performances of Milton's works.