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Charles Kingsley was born on 12th June 1819 at Holne in Devonshire, where his father was vicar. Educated at King's College, London, and Magdalene College, Cambridge, he was married to Fanny Grenfell in 1844. In that year also he was appointed rector of Eversley in Hampshire, which living he held for the remainder of his life. From 1860 until 1869 Kingsley was professor of modern history at Cambridge. He died at Eversley on 23rd January 1875

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