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Charles Kingsley
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Born in Ashburton, Devon
Born on 12th of June 1819
Died on 23rd of January 1875

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Born 1815. Died - 1875 - English writer.


Educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Curate and then rector at Eversley, Hampshire. Novels Alton Locke (1850) and Yeast (1851) had enormous influence at the time. Christian Socialist. Involved in schemes at improving lives of the working classes. Wrote number of popular songs and ballads. Appointed canon of Westminster and chaplain to Queen Victoria.

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