Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian, novelist and poet. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives, which failed, but encouraged later working reforms. He was a friend and correspondent of Charles Darwin.[1]


Charles Kingsley
Born(1819-06-12)12 June 1819
Holne, Devon, England
Died23 January 1875(1875-01-23) (aged 55)
Eversley, Hampshire, England
OccupationClergyman, historian, novelist
NationalityEnglish
Alma mater
Period19th century
GenreSocial Christianity
Literary movementChristian socialism
SpouseFrances Eliza Grenfell