Gauden, John

Gauden, John

(gô`dən), 1605–62, English clergyman. He claimed to have written the Eikon BasilikeEikon 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.
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 (1649), a tract in defense of Charles I. After the Restoration, Gauden was bishop of Exeter (1660–62) and of Worcester (1662).
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