- Kingsley wrote 'social-problem' novels (à la Dickens), historical romance and children's fiction. Charles was appointed a chaplain to Queen Victoria in 1859. He took a leading role in phasing out the more brutal forms of child labor, notoriously the use of small boys as chimney-sweeps, which he portrayed in The Water-Babies, (1862) a story that can be read as a simple adventure, or as a Christian allegory. Charles Kingsley (1819–75), English writer, Anglican clergyman and social reformer, is best known for his writings for children. Reverend Charles Kingsley Williams was educated at Birkenhead School and the University of Oxford (Merton College and Mansfield College). - Mary, Charles' sister (1852-1931), married the rector of Clovelly, and wrote novels. 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 that failed, but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. Mary Kingsley, a famous novelist, and a traveler was the niece of Charles Kingsley. Blue Plaque commemorating writer Charles Kingsley at 56 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 5BD, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Kingsley's knowledge of science was such that he became a fellow of both the Linnaean and Geological Societies and was even cited by Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man (1871). In 1912 the Methodist Missionary Society sent Williams to Madras in India where, in 1913, he became vice-principal of Wesley College. In the summer of 1854 the Kingsleys moved to Bideford on the north coast of Devon, where Kingsley … - Mary Henrietta, Charles' niece (1862-1900), was a travel writer and adventurer. Charles Kingsley was a clergy by vocation, but his writing allowed him to share his thoughts, philosophies, and fictional world with readers. https://www.sunsigns.org/famousbirthdays/d/profile/charles-kingsley Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875) was an English writer, minister, and university professor. Rev. - Charles enjoyed 'yomping' across Exmoor, sometimes managing 20 miles in a day. He wrote in multiple genres, including several books for children, and was especially interested in history and sociatal standards and conditions. Kingsley received letters from famous English biologist and anthropologist Thomas Huxley in 1860 and 1863, discussing his idea on agnosticism.