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William Wilberforce - The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner - 1st Edition Signed

£11.99

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This red covered hardback book is in Used as new condition. The book comes complete with a unclipped dust jacket. Cover and pages are in good clean condition. As are al the edges. All illustrations and pages are attached and complete. On the title page is a dedication and the signature of the author William Hague.

Published by HarperPress 2007

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 orators in Parliament, having become one of the most respected speakers of those times.

Hague examines twenty three crucial years in British political life during which Wilberforce met characters as varied as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Tsar Alexander of Russia, and the one year old future Queen Victoria who used to play at his feet. He was friend and confidant of Pitt, Spencer Perceval and George Canning. He saw these figures raised up or destroyed in twenty three years of war and revolution.

Hague presents us with a man who teemed with contradictions: he took up a long list of humanitarian causes, yet on his home turf would show himself to be a firm supporter of the instincts, interests and conservatism of the Yorkshire freeholders who sent him to Parliament.

William Hague's masterful study of this remarkable and pivotal figure in British politics brings to life the great triumphs and shattering disappointments he experienced in his campaign against the slave trade, and shows how immense economic, social and political forces came to join together under the tireless persistence of this unique man.

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Hardback
Number of pages:
582
Publisher:
Harperpress
Title:
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE THE LIFE OF THE GREAT ANTI - SLAVE TRADE CAMPAIGNER

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This red covered hardback book is in Used as new condition. The book comes complete with a unclipped dust jacket. Cover and pages are in good clean condition. As are al the edges. All illustrations and pages are attached and complete. On the title page is a dedication and the signature of the author William Hague.

Published by HarperPress 2007

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 orators in Parliament, having become one of the most respected speakers of those times.

Hague examines twenty three crucial years in British political life during which Wilberforce met characters as varied as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Tsar Alexander of Russia, and the one year old future Queen Victoria who used to play at his feet. He was friend and confidant of Pitt, Spencer Perceval and George Canning. He saw these figures raised up or destroyed in twenty three years of war and revolution.

Hague presents us with a man who teemed with contradictions: he took up a long list of humanitarian causes, yet on his home turf would show himself to be a firm supporter of the instincts, interests and conservatism of the Yorkshire freeholders who sent him to Parliament.

William Hague's masterful study of this remarkable and pivotal figure in British politics brings to life the great triumphs and shattering disappointments he experienced in his campaign against the slave trade, and shows how immense economic, social and political forces came to join together under the tireless persistence of this unique man.

Added value:
Signed
Author(s):
Hague, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
582
Publisher:
Harperpress
Title:
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE THE LIFE OF THE GREAT ANTI - SLAVE TRADE CAMPAIGNER

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