Horne, Robert

Horne, Robert an English prelate of the 16th century, was born in Durham, educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, advanced dean of Durham in 1551, and prebend of York in 1552, but in the persecution under Mary he fled to Germany, and, fixing his residence at Frankfort, became the head of the episcopal party. On returning to England he was made bishop of Winchester, February 16, 1560. He was a worthy man, but ground between the papists and sectaries, who sported with his name, and twitted his person as dwarfish and deformed, apparently having no worthy cause for their opposition. He died in Southwark, June 1, 1580. He published an answer to Fuckenhlam's Declaration of Scruples of Conscience (1566), touching the oaths of supremacy. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 1:482.

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