Vicars, John an English Presbyterian minister and violent writer on religious and political subjects, was born in London in 1582. He was educated at Christ's Hospital, London, and Queen's College, Oxford; and was, during the greater part of his life, usher of Christ's Hospital. He died in 1652. He was the author of the following works, among others: Prospective Glass to Look into Heaven (Lond. 1618, 4to): — England's Hallelujah (1631, 4to): — Jehovah Jireh, God in the Mount; or England's Remembrancer (1641- 44, 4to): — God's Ark Overtopping the World's Waves (1646): — Prodigies and Apparitions: — England's Worthies (1647).