Charles Inglis was born in Ireland in 1734. He emigrated to the American colonies in 1754 where he worked as school master, missionary and rector. A staunch Loyalist, he fled the Colonies for England after the American Revolution. In 1787 he was consecrated Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia to reward his loyalty and service. His diocese encompassed all of British North America until 1793, when Jacob Mountain was named Bishop of Quebec. In 1788, to fulfill the need to train clergy, Bishop Inglis establishedan Academy at Windsor, Nova Scotia. It has since evolved into Kings-Edgehill School and the University of King's College at Halifax. Bishop Inglis died in 1816. The Inglis stamp was designed by Steven Slipp of the Halifax firm, Graphic Design Associates. The stamp illustration by Kevin Sollows, in the style of a stained glass window, presents a portrait of Inglis set against a typical Nova Scotia landscape. A church and school in the background make reference to Inglis' accomplishments in those fields.
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