John Hayward (Hayward John)( English historian.)
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Biography John Hayward (Hayward John)
Born in Felixstowe (Suffolk). He graduated from Cambridge University in 1584, was elevated to the dignity of knighthood in 1619. Hayward was at the time imprisoned after publishing his first work of his life and reign of Henry IV (First Part of the Life and Raigne of Henrie the IV, 1599), dedicated to the Earl of Essex, a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. Bacon remarked in this regard that, as Hayward stole whole pages in Tacitus, he ought to accuse of fraud rather than changes. Hayward also wrote the lives of three of the Normans, the kings of England (The Lives of the III Normans, Kings of England, 1613) and the life and reign of King Edward VI (The Life and Raigne of King Edward the Sixth, publ. posthumously in 1630). His most famous work - Asylum dejected soul (The Sanctuarie of a Troubled Soule, 1600). Following the ancient samples, Hayward freely invent 'basis and speech, which demanded the subject'. Hayward died in London on June 27, 1627.