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Robert Horne (bishop)


Robert Horne (bishop)

Robert Horne
Bishop of Winchester
Engraving of Robert Horne in 1576
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Winchester
Installed 1560
Term ended 1579 (death) [1]
Predecessor John White
Successor John Watson
Consecration 1560
Personal details
Born c 1510
Guildford, County Surrey
Died 1579
Nationality English
Denomination Anglican
Occupation previously Dean of Durham
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge

Robert Horne (1510s – 1579[2]) was an English churchman, and a leading reforming Protestant. One of the Marian exiles,[3] he was subsequently bishop of Winchester from 1560 to 1580.[4]

He was a Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge in 1537.[5][6] He was Dean of Durham 1551 to 1553, and again 1559 to 1560.[7] During his time as Dean he was responsible for removing ornamentation from Durham Cathedral.[8] He was somewhat isolated.

In exile, he was at Zurich, Frankfurt and Strasburg.[6] He wrote additional material for a book of homilies by Jean Calvin (1553).[9]

With Thomas Beccon, John Jewel and Edwin Sandys, he was one of the commissioners of 1559, enforcing the Injunctions of Elizabeth I of England from July of that year.[10]

In controversy with John Feckenham, he wrote in 1566 on the issues of medieval church and state relations. He was then attacked by Thomas Stapleton, for his reliance on the history of the Papacy to be found in Bartolomeo Platina.[11]

He was one of the Bishops' Bible translators (1568), responsible for the Book of Isaiah, Book of Jeremiah, and Book of Lamentations.[6]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
John White
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
John Watson
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