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William Wilberforce

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Original antique portrait engraving
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"An evangelical Christian and social reformer, Wilberforce dedicated himself to the 'suppression of the Slave Trade and the reformation of manners'. He entered Parliament in 1780 as a Tory MP and was the Parliamentary leader of the Abolition movement from 1787. After years of campaigning, Wilberforce's bill to end Britain's part in slave trading was passed to a standing ovation in 1807. A further act of 1833 provided for the emancipation of slaves in British colonies. Wilberforce in New South Wales is one of the original settlements established as a township by Lachlan Macquarie, colonial governor of New South Wales 1810-21. Cape Wilberforce in the Northern Territory was named by Matthew Flinders in 1803 after William Wilberforce." False-mounted.
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artist J Jenkins after George Richmond (1809-1896)
method Steel-engraving
date C1860
size 270mm by 175mm (sheet)
SKU PT8150