Wordsworth, Christopher(redirected from Wordsworth, Charles)
Wordsworth, Christopher, 1774–1846, English clergyman, educator, and writer; youngest brother of William Wordsworth. He was master of Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1820 to 1841. Most noted of his books is Ecclesiastical Biography (6 vol., 1810).
His second son, Charles Wordsworth, 1806–92, became a prelate in Scotland. From 1847 to 1854 he was warden of Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire. In 1853 he was consecrated bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane. He was deeply interested in reuniting the churches of England and Scotland. His many books include Shakespeare's Knowledge and Use of the Bible (1864).
See his Annals of My Early Life, 1806–46 (1891) and Annals of My Life, 1847–56 (ed. by W. E. Hodgson, 1893).
See biography by J. H. Overton and E. Wordsworth (1888).