|Bishop of Winchester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Winchester|
|Other posts|| Norrisian Professor of Divinity (1854–1864)|
Bishop of Ely (1864–1873)
|Ordination||1836 (deacon); 1837 (priest)|
|Born||6 March 1811|
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK
|Died||18 December 1891 80) (aged|
Bitterne, Hampshire, UK
|Residence||Shales House, Bitterne (at death)|
|Parents||Robert and Sarah|
|Spouse||Elizabeth (m. 1840–1891)|
|Alma mater||Emmanuel College, Cambridge|
Edward Harold Browne (usually called Harold Browne; 6 March 1811 – 18 December 1891) was a bishop of the Church of England.
The Church of England is the established church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion. It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury.
Browne was born on 6 March 1811 at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, the second son of Robert Browne of Morton House in Buckinghamshire, and of Sarah Dorothea Steward; and younger brother to Thomas Gore Browne. He was educated at Eton College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.After securing his BA in 1832, he won the Crosse theological scholarship in 1833, the Tyrwhitt Hebrew scholarship in 1834, and the Norrisian prize in 1835. He graduated with his MA in 1836, was elected fellow of Emmanuel in 1837, and appointed senior tutor in 1838. In 1854 he was elected Norrisian Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. He took the BD in 1855 and the DD in 1864.
Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, England. It is an ancient market town with several historic pubs, is home to the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery and, since 2010, the 1,200 seat Waterside Theatre. The predecessor to the paralympic games started in the town.
Buckinghamshire, abbreviated Bucks, is a ceremonial county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.
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Browne was ordained deacon on 26 November 1836 by Joseph Allen, Bishop of Ely;and priest, again by Allen, on 3 December 1837. In 1841, he accepted a curacy in Exeter (St Sidwell's), but in 1843 moved to Wales as Vice-Principal of St David's College. In 1849, he took a benefice in Cornwall, to which was attached a prebendal stall in Exeter Cathedral, which he exchanged in 1857 for a canonry in the same and the living of Heavitree.
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| Vice-principal of St Davids College, Lampeter |
| Norrisian Professor of Divinity |
|Church of England titles|
| Bishop of Ely |
| Bishop of Winchester |