1829 – Born on the 14th of July in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
– Educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham and Trinity College, Cambridge.
1852 – He began his career as a schoolmaster at Rugby School.
1859 – He was chosen by Prince Albert as the first Master (headmaster) of Wellington College, Berkshire.
1872-1877 – Served as Chancellor of Lincoln Minster.
1877-1882 – Appointed as Bishop of Truro.
1882-1896 – Served as Archbishop of Canterbury.
1896 – Benson died on 11th of October from cardiovascular disease.
– He is best remembered for devising the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.