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Henry Kingsley
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Born in Barnack, Northamptonshire
Born on 2nd of January 1830
Died on 25th of May 1876

Like his more famous brother Charles, Henry Kingsley was a writer. But while Charles was a cleric and academic, Henry’s life was more adventurous: he quit Oxford before graduating in order to work as a gold prospector in Australia, where he also worked as a policeman. He wrote his most famous novel, Geoffry Hamlyn, while labouring for a farmer there. On returning to Britain he briefly edited The Edinburgh Daily Review before becoming its war correspondent covering the Franco-Prussian War.

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