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John Gauden 1605-62, English clergyman. writer? of Eikon Basilike
Gauden was Bishop of Exeter (1660-62) and of Worcester (1662).
Gave it up when he came into some nice Real Estate.
Sermon preached in St. Paul’s Church London before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Lord General, Aldermen etc. on February 28, 1659 (1660)
Eikon Basilike [Gr.,=royal image], subtitled “the Portraiture of His Sacred Majesty in His Solitudes and Sufferings,” a work published soon after the execution of Charles I of England in 1649. It purports to be the king's spiritual autobiography.
his work still brings forth comment
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this could be the same 1st mentioned in the Commons:
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Gauden be desired to preach and assist in carrying on the Work of Fasting and Humiliation before the House, at Margarett's, Westminster, on Monday next; and Mr. Recorder of London is desired to give him Notice thereof.
From: British History Online
Source: House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 25 April 1660. Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8, (1802).
GAUDEN, JOHN (1605-1662), bishop of Worcester; M.A. St. John's College, Cambridge, 1626; entered Wadham College, Oxford; D.D., 1641; vicar of Chippenham and chaplain to Robert Rich, earl of Warwick, 1640; dean of Bocking, 1641; 'shuffled out' of the Westminster Assembly for episcopalianism: retained benefices during the Commonwealth; wrote against the Army and the Civil Marriage Act and in defence of the church of England; published 'Ecclesia? Anglicans; Suspiria,' 1659: bishop of Exeter, 1660-2; wrote treatises against the covenanters, 1660-1; edited Hooker's 1 Ecclesiastical Polity,' 1662; bishop of Worcester, 1662: claimed the authorship of 'Eikon Basilike; the Pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie In His Solitudes and Sufferings,' attributed by royalist writers and Bishop Christopher Wordsworth to Charles I. Gauden's claim was apparently admitted at the Restoration.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.