Ackroyd, Peter. Milton in America
Divergence: 1660 CE
What if: Fearing for his life after the fall of Cromwell, John Milton fled England for the New World.
Summary: Milton becomes the tyrannical leader of a Massachusetts town, enforcing an ever more intolerant version of Puritan law and finally leading an attack against a nearby Catholic settlement.
Published: Sinclair-Stevenson 1996 (1856196968, 1856196585); Doubleday 1997 (0385477082BUY); Minerva 1997 (0749386258BUY).
Original in: English.
Translation: French by Bernard Turle as Un puritain au paradis, Laffont 2005 (2221103823).