He was born in 1829. He wrote illustrated stories and illustrated many children's books including his own version of Aesop's Fables "translated into Human Nature". His work also appeared in Punch and other comic magazines and newspapers. He died in London on 2 April.
A benefit given at London's Adelphi Theatre for his widow and children shortly after his death was the occasion for the first public performance of Cox and Box. In 1868, The Illustrated Pilgrim's Progress was re-published with Charles Bennett as the illustrator. Charles Kingsley wrote a lengthy preface to the first edition in 1860, adding a second in 1868 commending the work of his friend, Charles Bennett who had died one year earlier.
Some of Charles H. Bennett's books online at http://www.childrenslibrary.org: Fables of Æsop and others, translated into human nature; The faithless parrot; Mother Goose's chimes, rhymes and jingles; Proverbs