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George Horne

1730-1792. Bishop of Norwich. Born in Kent, he graduated from University College, Oxford (1749), became president of Magdalen College (1768), and later was dean of Canterbury (1781) before going to Norwich in 1790. A High Churchman, he nevertheless adopted some of the views of John Hutchinson and sympathized with Methodism's spiritual earnestness. He strongly disapproved of the expulsion of Methodist students from St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford, and refused to forbid John Wesley to preach in his diocese. He actively promoted the Naval and Military Bible Society (founded in 1780), and espoused the cause of Scottish bishops who petitioned Parliament (1789). He wrote a commentary on Psalms, interpreting them messianically.