About this book
Following his success with "William Pitt The Younger", which sold over 68,000 copies, this is a comprehensive biography of William Wilberforce, who was both a staunch conservative and a tireless campaigner against the slave trade. It sold over 17,000 copies in hardback and was the most popular summer book choice in 2007. Hague presents us with a man who teemed with contradictions, and brings to life the great triumphs and shattering disappointments Wilberforce experienced. 'Informed by a nuanced sense of what was and was not politically possible at that moment... lucid and convincing...' "Daily Telegraph"
William Hague has written the life of William Wilberforce who was both a staunch conservative and a tireless campaigner against the slave trade.
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