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Thomas Vicars (1589 1638) was a 17th-century English theologian and rhetorician.

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He was born in Carlisle in Cumberland (now Cumbria), the son of William and Eve Vicars. He entered Queen's College, Oxford in 1607 as a poor serving child. He then became a tabarder, chaplain and fellow within nine years. In 1622, he was admitted to the reading of the sentences. Recognised as a learned theologian, he entered the household of George Carleton, the Bishop of Chichester, whose step-daughter, Anne, the daughter of the sometime Ambassador to France, Henry Neville of Billingbear House in Berkshire, he married. Carleton made him Vicar of Cuckfield in West Sussex.

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In 1628 Vicars published the third edition of his book, written in Latin, on Rhetoric (Manuductio ad artem rhetoricam). In this edition he referred to Shakespeare indirectly: “the famous poet who takes his name from shaking and spear…”. In Latin the words are “quassatione & hasta”. This disguised reference suggests he knew this was a pseudonym. He had married Anne Neville (b1610), daughter of Henry Neville (1562-1615) who is a Shakespeare Authorship candidate. If Neville was the Bard this veiled reference to his pseudonym by his son-in-law makes sense.

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