Robert Browne

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Browne, Robert


Born about 1550, in Tolethorpe, Rutlandshire; died about 1633, in Northampton. English Protestant theologian. Initiator of a radical movement in Puritanism.

Browne studied at Cambridge from 1570 to 1572. His study of the Bible led him to reject the organizational principles of the Anglican church. Proceeding from a concept of religious freedom, Browne advocated a self-governing church company (congregation), autonomous and independent of secular and church authority. He pressed for the right of every believer to separate himself from the existing church. Around 1580, Browne attempted to establish an independent company in the city of Norwich, but persecution forced him to emigrate to the Netherlands. He began preaching again in England and Scotland in 1584 and was subjected to constant persecution. He died in prison. Browne’s followers have been called Brownists, Congregationalists, and Independents.

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St Anselm's College in Wirral announced that Robert Browne had resigned "for personal reasons beyond our control" last November.
Luke Robert Browne and Matthew Wenzel, both 21, admitted burglary at the terraced house in Church Street, Longwood.
The workrate of the Clare players was particularly impres- sive in the opening half and this was reflected in the fact that the Limerick forwards had few opportunities, managing just one score from play in that opening half and this came from corner back Robert Browne as early as the second minute.
Cummins) Belcher; three daughters, Kelly Hauk and husband, Billy of Woodstock, Shannon Belcher and husband, Robert Browne of Woodstock and Deborah Faunce and husband, Michael of Spencer; a grandson, William "Skippy" Hauk; a granddaughter, Tiffany, two great grandchildren, two brothers, a sister, a brother- in- law, Ed Mickelson along with several nieces and nephews.
Agents: Michael Sternberger, Kian Realty; Robert Browne & Chris Kann, Corcoran Group
However, most of the scenes in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" were shot on a Hollywood soundstage, although Robert Browne, one of the listing brokers, asserted that Bacanovic was sure that the scene where Golightly attends a party dressed in a bedsheet was shot in the living room of the house.
Currently subscribers are reading the following books: Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted, by Bridget Asher, The Paradise Prophecy, by Robert Browne, Bridge to a Distant Star, by Carolyn Williford, Hidden Pleasures, by Brenda Jackson, Hell's Kitchen Homicide, by Charles Kipps and The Puppy That Came for Christmas, by Megan Rix.
The kids have gone to camp or the parents are out of town, in the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore," said Robert Browne, a senior vice president at the Corcoran Group.
COCHRANE, Reverend Robert Browne, born March 13, 1931, in Rosetown, Sask.
In an informative 1978 Heidelberg University master's thesis, Peter Brand (11) traces the travels of the best-known of the continental actor-managers, Robert Browne, whose association with the Landgrave Moritz dates back at least to 1595.
Robert Browne, 29, from south London, was first in the queue, having waited outside since 11.