William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce's name will forever be associated with the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Stephen Tomkins' book covers: early years as son of a wealthy merchant family in Hull; dissolute life in Cambridge; work as MP under Pitt; evangelical conversion; campaigner for public morality; leads parliamentary movement for the abolition of slavery; forms the "Clapham Sect'; anti-slave trade law; and, how he died 3 days after final reading of the Emancipation Bill. Through the book, the author includes primary documentation about the experience of slaves and the activities of slavers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 136 x 216 x 14mm | 299.38g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0745952321
  • 9780745952321
  • 728,624

About Stephen Tompkins

tephen Tomkins has a PhD in Church History at London Bible College and a contributing editor to the Ship of Fools website. He is the author of John Wesley: A Biography, Paul and his World and A Short History of Christianity (all Lion).
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