William Wilberforce Jesse Russell

ISBN: 9785510551945

Published: June 17th 2012

Paperback

82 pages


Description

William Wilberforce  by  Jesse Russell

William Wilberforce by Jesse Russell
June 17th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 82 pages | ISBN: 9785510551945 | 5.65 Mb

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 - 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he beganMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 - 29 July 1833) was a British politician, a philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784-1812).

In 1785, he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, resulting in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. In 1787, he came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists, including Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton.

They persuaded Wilberforce to take on the cause of abolition, and he soon became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "William Wilberforce":


szlachcianka.pl

©2014-2015 | DMCA | Contact us