Gauden sentence example
- Gauden was advanced in 1662, not as he had wished to the see of Winchester, but to Worcester.
- The evidence in favour of Gauden's authorship rests chiefly on his own assertions and those of his wife (who after his death sent to her son John a narrative of the claim), and on the fact that it was admitted by Clarendon, who sould have had means of being acquainted with the truth.
- In 1693 further correspondence between Gauden, Clarendon, the duke of York, and Sir Edward Nicholas was published by Mr Arthur North, who had found them among the papers of his sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law of Bishop Gauden; but doubt has been thrown on the authenticity of these papers.
- Gauden stated that he had begun the book in 1647 and was entirely responsible for it.
- If Gauden was the author, he may have incorporated papers, &c., by Charles, who may have corrected the work and thus been joint-author.Advertisement
- This theory would reconcile the conflicting evidence, that of those who saw Charles writing parts and read the MS. before publication, and the deliberate statements of Gauden.
- Gauden's letters on the subject are printed in the appendix to vol.
- The argument is that Gauden had prepared the book to inspire sympathy with the king by a representation of his pious and forgiving disposition, and so to rouse public opinion against his execution.