Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Wace, Henry
WACE, The Rev. Henry, M.A., D.D., Principal of King's College, London, was born in London, Dec. 10, 1836, and educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1860, taking a second class both in classics and mathematics. He proceeded B.D. in 1882; and, in the same year received the honorary degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He was ordained in 1861; served as Curate at St. Luke's, Berwick Street, from 1861 to 1863; at St. James's, Piccadilly, from 1863 to 1869; and was Lecturer at Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, from 1870 to 1872. In 1872 he was elected by the Benchers of Lincoln's Inn, Chaplain of that Society; and, in 1880, was promoted by them to the office of Preacher of Lincoln's Inn. He preached the Boyle Lectures for 1874 and 1875, on the subject of "Christianity and Morality." In 1879 he preached the Bampton Lectures at Oxford on "The Foundations of Faith." He was Select Preacher at Cambridge in 1878, and at Oxford from 1880 to 1882. In 1875 he was appointed Professor of Ecclesiastical History in King's College, London; and, in 1881, he was nominated by the Bishop of London a Prebendary of St. Paul's. He was appointed one of the Archbishop of Canterbury's chaplains in April, 1883; and, in November the same year, Principal of King's College, London. In conjunction with Dr. William Smith, he is the editor of the "Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects, and Doctrines, during the First Eight Centuries," of which the third volume has just been published. He is also the author of Lectures, preached in 1881 at St. James', Piccadilly, on "The Principal Facts in the Life of our Lord, and the Authority of the Evangelical Narratives."