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The life of William Wilberforce

Robert Isaac Wilberforce

The life of William Wilberforce

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Published by J. Murray in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilberforce, William, -- 1759-1833.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby his sons, Robert Isaac Wilberforce and Samuel Wilberforce.
    ContributionsWilberforce, Samuel, 1805-1873.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17273871M

    He was a founding member of the Church Missionary Society since renamed the Church Mission Society and was involved, with other members of the Clapham Sectin numerous other evangelical and charitable organisations. Cancel anytime. Of course there were other people too who supported the cause - people like William Pitt - one of our most famous and highly lauded prime ministers, who was also a great friend of Wilberforce's, but it was the tireless work of the Evangelicals that really made the difference. See more William Wilberforce lived a fascinating and inspiring life.

    Henry Wilberforce He was particularly concerned about suttee and the caste system. Infinding the pace of weekly editorial responsibility too demanding, he sold the Weekly Register and embarked on a more leisurely production of articles and reviews for the Dublin Review. A Letter to Sir R. He moved 12 resolutions condemning the slave trade, but made no reference to the abolition of slavery itself, instead dwelling on the potential for reproduction in the existing slave population should the trade be abolished. I think Hague writes incredibly well.

    He spent his holidays in Wimbledon, where he grew extremely fond of his relatives. Gambling, prostitution and drunkenness were rife. John Newton Top Finding his cause The Quakers, long-standing abolitionists, were joined by other opponents of the slave trade and formed an Abolition Committee in To mark the th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. It should not be surprising that they readily turned to the same remedy and always erred on the side of caution and authority.


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The life of William Wilberforce book

He studied classics and mathematics at Oriel College, Oxfordwhere he was elected president of the Oxford Union. In he aided in organizing and became a vice president of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions—again, more commonly called the Anti-Slavery Society.

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The Life of William Wilberforce

He attended an "indifferent" boarding school in Putney for two years. William Wilberforce He worked with friends inside and outside The life of William Wilberforce book parliament; bishops, friends in high places, and influential people throughout British society.

This is where he fed his joy For the next 15 years, Wilberforce was able to achieve little progress toward ending the slave trade in part because of the domestic preoccupation with the war against Napoleon.

They visited the French Riviera and enjoyed the usual pastimes of dinners, cards, and gambling. Inhowever, he finally achieved success: on February 23 a bill to abolish the slave trade in the British West Indies was carried in the Commons to 16, accompanied by a chorus of hurrahs for Wilberforce.

It was the bloodiest and most massive slave revolt ever seen. Wilberforce was a small, sickly and delicate child with poor eyesight.

His grandfather, William — [2] [3] or [4] [5] [6]had made the family fortune in the maritime trade with Baltic countries[7] and had twice been elected mayor of Hull. I don't expect the book to be completely impartial, but the failure to make any effort at a balanced picture makes this more of a tract than a biography.

In he became owner and editor of the Catholic Standard, changing the name to the Weekly Register the following year. The bill also advocated the reduction of sentences for women convicted of treason, a crime that at the time included a husband's murder.

Domingue later to be known as Haitialthough later briefly restored by Napoleon in He started to rise early to read the Bible and pray and kept a private journal.

Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. He gave general support to the Grenville—Fox administrationwhich brought more abolitionists into the cabinet; Wilberforce and Charles Fox led the campaign in the House of Commons, while Lord Grenville advocated the cause in the House of Lords.

Their priorities - after Napoleon was vanquished - were to stop the rapid growth of national debt, reduce government expenditure, and demobilise a large part of the armed forces. What villainy is this? However, a compromise measure, supported by Home Secretary Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melvillethat called for gradual abolition was agreed and passed the House of Commons, much to the disappointment of Wilberforce and his supporters.

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William Wilberforce was a British politician and philanthropist who dedicated his life to the abolitionist movement. A deeply religious man, he played an influential role in abandoning slavery and slave trade from the British society. Wilberforce commenced his political career .