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Vaughan, Thomas

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Author(s): Rudrum, Alan
Vaughan, Thomas (Eugenius Philalethes), * 1621 (Newton-by-Usk, Breconshire (Wales)), † 27 Feb 1666 (Albury, Oxfordshire) Younger twin brother of the poet Henry Vaughan (1621-1695). Vaughan was educated privately by Matthew Herbert (ca. 1600-1660), admitted to Jesus College, Oxford in May 1638, proceeded to the BA degree in 1642, and continued his studies there for some years thereafter. He fought in the Civil War on the Royalist side, and was taken prisoner at Rowton Heath in 1645. He became rector of his home…