William Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce - MP, campaigner & philanthropist

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Wilberforce House: Clapham Common by curry15, via Flickr

William Wilberforce: Harriet Beecher Stowe praised him in the pages of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Novelist E. M. Forester compared him to Gandhi. Abraham Lincoln invoked his memory in a celebrated speech. In the houses of Parliament, Nelson Mandela recalled his tireless labors on behalf of the sons and daughters of Africa, calling Britain "the land of William Wilberforce—who dared to stand up to demand that the slaves in our country should be freed." The cat in residence at 10 Downing Street between…

William Wilberforce: biography and further reading

A biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce. Includes bibliography, links, and images.

William Wilberforce in the early 1800s, an engraving from a drawing by Henry Edridge (who also drew Pitt.)

William Wilberforce (1759-1833)

A short biography of the life of William Wilberforce, concentrating on his life outside politics - his character, his friends, his family, his beliefs and his ill health.

William Wilberforce by John Russell, 1770. This portrait of Wilberforce at eleven years old wearing 'Van Dyck' costume was painted in his aunt's house in Wimbledon. The artist John Russell described him as 'sweet young Wilberforce' and said that even at this early age he had the 'appearance of conversion upon his soul.'

William Wilberforce - National Portrait Gallery

by John Russell oil on canvas 1770 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Broomfield Lodge or House (later called Broomwood House), Clapham West Side, London. Photographed around 1920, shortly before it was demolished. As a member of the Clapham Sect, Wilberforce lived here for a number of years from 1797, with his wife and family.

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Broomfield Lodge or House (later called Broomwood House), Clapham West Side, London. Photographed around 1920, shortly before it was demolished. As a member of the Clapham Sect, Wilberforce lived here for a number of years from 1797, with his wife and family.

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Blue plaque outside of The Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common, which opened in 1776. This is where William Wilberforce and the Clapham Set used to meet to discuss the abolition of the slave trade.

William Wilberforce, Jane Austen contemporary

Clapham Common church, The Holy Trinity opened in 1776, where the Clapham Sect used to meet. The view from the steps of The Holy Trinity....

William Wilberforce´s Journal

William Wilberforce - William Wilberforce´s Journal