Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Aleyn, Charles

ALEYN, CHARLES (d. 1640), a poet, whose works have not been thought of sufficient merit to deserve a place amongst the collected works of English poets, was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and became a master in the school of Thomas Farnaby in St. Giles', Cripplegate. Subsequently he was private tutor to Sir Edward Sherburne, commissary-general and clerk of the ordnance. He died in 1640, and was buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew's, Holborn. His works are: 1, ‘The Battailes of Crescey and Poictiers,’ London 1631, 8vo, reprinted in 1633. 2. ‘The Historie of Henrie of that name the Seventh King of England. With that famed Battaile upon Redmore, near Bosworth,’ London, 1638, 8vo. 3. ‘The History of Eurialus and Lucretia,’ London, 1639, 8vo. The last work is a translation from Æneas Sylvius.

[Winstanley's Lives of English Poets; Wood's Athenæ Oxon.]

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