Charles Kingsley

Standard Name: Kingsley, Charles,, 1819 - 1875


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Cultural formation Lucas Malet
LM (together with her niece ) became a convert to Roman Catholicism: a remarkable rejection of the life's work of her father , who was not only an Anglican but a militant anti-Catholic.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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Cultural formation Annie Keary
Around the same time, too, AK underwent a crisis of religious faith. She was troubled by various points of orthodox belief, but particularly the doctrine of eternal punishment
Keary, Eliza. Memoir of Annie Keary. Macmillan.
in Hell: a doctrine which, as...
Cultural formation Elizabeth Charles
EC knew many leaders of Victorian religious thought, including Archibald Tait (Archbishop of Canterbury), writer and cleric Charles Kingsley , and Edward Pusey , the central figure of the Oxford Movement. The legacy of...
Education Elinor Glyn
As a girl, the future EG loved to hear Tennyson 's poetry, especially the Idylls of the King (published from 1859), many of which she learned by heart. She also adored George MacDonald 's The...
Education Olivia Manning
At home Olivia was encouraged to love poetry, learned to read by the time she was four, and was later subjected to piano lessons which taught her nothing. As a teenager and thinking of herself...
Education John Strange Winter
After this she completed her education at home. Although even in this context she says, I was not well educated, for I never would learn,
Bainton, George, editor. The Art of Authorship. J. Clarke.
she also described herself as having always been from...
Education Laura Ormiston Chant
As a consequence of her parents' discipline, Laura (who had till then been educated at home) ran away at fifteen, and was subsequently sent to a boarding school in Chester. While there she developed...
Education Adelaide Procter
In 1850, AP was among the first students to attend Queen's College for women students. One of the teachers here was Charles Kingsley , and it has been argued that she was more influenced by...
Education Mary Renault
MR came first in her class in school examinations, and received as prize a copy of Charles Kingsley 's The Heroes.
Sweetman, David. Mary Renault: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
Education Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
Education Jean Rhys
At a very young age, JR imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
Education Edna Lyall
Since the cousin with whom she shared lessons was three years older, Ada Ellen read a good many books at that time which must have been far beyond . . . [her] powers. At twelve...
Family and Intimate relationships Lucas Malet
The year after the death of her father, Charles Kingsley , Mary St Leger Kingsley (later LM ) married the Rev. William Harrison , who had served as curate to her father, shared his Evangelicism...
Family and Intimate relationships Christina Fraser-Tytler
Edward Liddell was a lifelong member of the Christian Social Union and received counsel early in his adulthood from Charles Kingsley , who asked him to become his curate. Liddell, however, had already engaged to...
Family and Intimate relationships James Anthony Froude
Her sister, Frances Eliza Grenfell , married Charles Kingsley , and after his death became his editor and biographer.


12 June 1819: Charles Kingsley, novelist, was born at Holne...

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12 June 1819

Charles Kingsley , novelist, was born at Holne Vicarage, Holne, Devon.

By 1 April 1848: Charles Kingsley published The Saint's Tragedy,...

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By 1 April 1848

Charles Kingsley published The Saint's Tragedy, a blank verse drama on the life of St Elizabeth of Hungary .

July-December 1848: Charles Kingsley's first novel, Yeast, A...

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July-December 1848

Charles Kingsley 's first novel, Yeast, A Problem, appeared serially in Fraser's Magazine.

1850: Charles Kingsley anonymously published Alton...

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Charles Kingsley anonymously published Alton Locke, A Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.

January 1852-April 1853: Charles Kingsley's Hypatia, Or Old Foes with...

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January 1852-April 1853

Charles Kingsley 's Hypatia , Or Old Foes with New Faces was serialised in Fraser's Magazine.

Earlier 1855: Charles Kingsley published his novel Westward...

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Earlier 1855

Charles Kingsley published his novelWestward Ho!; Or, The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight . . . in the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Probably October 1858: The Ladies' National Association for the...

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Probably October 1858

August 1862-March 1863: Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies: A Fairy...

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August 1862-March 1863

Charles Kingsley 's The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby was serialised in Macmillan's Magazine.

1864-1867: The Reader, a weekly Review of Literature,...

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The Reader, a weekly Review of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Roos, David A. “The Aims and Intentions of Nature”. Victorian Science and Victorian Values: Literary Perspectives, edited by James Paradis and Thomas Postlewait, New York Academy of Sciences, pp. 159-80.

January-December 1865: Charles Kingsley's last novel Hereward the...

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January-December 1865

Charles Kingsley 's last novelHereward the Wake, was serialised as Hereward, The Last of the English in Good Words.

By 10 June 1871: Charles Kingsley published the travel narrative...

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By 10 June 1871

Charles Kingsley published the travel narrative At Last, A Christmas in the West Indies.

23 January 1875: Charles Kingsley, clergyman and novelist,...

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23 January 1875

Charles Kingsley , clergyman and novelist, husband of Fanny Kingsley and father of Mary St Leger Kingsley (who later wrote as Lucas Malet ), died at Eversley, Hampshire.


Kingsley, Charles. Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of His Life. Editor Kingsley, Fanny, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1877.
Kingsley, Charles. Daily Thoughts. Editor Kingsley, Fanny, Macmillan & Co, 1884.
Kingsley, Charles. From Death to Life. Editor Kingsley, Fanny, Macmillan & Co, 1887.
Kingsley, Charles. Out of the Deep. Editor Kingsley, Fanny, Macmillan & Co, 1880,
Malet, Lucas, and Charles Kingsley. The Tutor’s Story. Smith, Elder, 1916.
Kingsley, Charles. True Words for Brave Men. Editor Kingsley, Fanny, Keegan Paul & Co, 1878.