Nicholas Fisher, a Church of England minister, holds a research Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Newcastle, UK, and doctorates in English Literature and Theology. His research focuses on the cultural life of Restoration England, and he has written extensively on the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (whose favourite uncle appointed Symon Patrick as his domestic chaplain). Among over fifty publications are two extended articles that explore Rochester’s faith, and an edited collection of essays that marked the 350th anniversary of Rochester’s birth (That Second Bottle, 2000). He has also co-edited a performing edition of musical settings of his poems (Songs to Phillis, 1999) and an edition of his poems and play (2010). He provided a chapter on Rochester’s letters for Lord Rochester in the Restoration World (2015).