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Eikon Basilike

[Portraiture of the King ]. A book attributed to Charles I., but claimed by John Gauden, Bishop of Exeter. “The is wholly and only my invention.” (Gauden; Letter to the Lord Chancellor.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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