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Sir Anthony Browne - Summary

Date of Birth: 1500

Date of Death: 1548

Gender: male

Nationality: English

Occupation: Architect

Narrative:

Sir Anthony Browne, courtier, was the son of Sir Anthony and Lucy Browne. The elder Sir Anthony was Henry VII's standard-bearer and lieutenant of Calais Castle.

Browne was regularly at Henry VIII's court when not engaged in diplomatic, military, or other official duties. Though recalled in 1519 for striking a fellow emissary, by October he had become a gentleman of the privy chamber and thus part of Henry's inner circle.

Browne enjoyed a close relationship to King Henry VIII, and was made guardian of Edward and Elizabeth, upon Henry's death. Browne rode next to Edward during the formal funeral procession from the Tower of London to Westminster Palace in 1547. Browne died on 28 April 1548 at Byfleet, Surrey.

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