Charles Kingsley

KINGSLEY, Charles. b. Holne, on Dartmoor, Devon, 12 June 1819; d. Eversley, Hampshire, 23 January 1875. He was educated at a private school at Clifton, Bristol, and Helston Grammar School, Cornwall, followed by King’s College, London for two years (1836-38) and then Magdalene College, Cambridge (BA 1842). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1842, priest 1843), and became rector of Eversley, Hampshire in 1844, a living which he held for the rest of his life, although he was also Canon of Chester (1869-73) and Canon of Westminster (1873-5). He preached in Westminster Abbey on Advent Sunday, 1874, although ill, and died at Eversley a few weeks later. Kingsley was a man of great energy and wide...

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