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William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner (Tex…


William Hague has written the life of William Wilberforce who was both a staunch conservative and a tireless campaigner against the slave trade.

Hague shows how Wilberforce, after his agonising conversion to evangelical Christianity, was able to lead a powerful tide of opinion, as MP for Hull, against the slave trade, a process which was to take up to half a century to be fully realised. Indeed, he succeeded in rallying to his cause the support in the Commons Debates of some the finest…

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