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Film Review – Amazing Grace

Article

June 2007
DVD

Film Review – Amazing Grace

Film review: Amazing Grace 109 minutes; Cert. PGStarring Ioan Gruffudd (William Wilberforce), Albert Finney (John Newton) and Benedict Cumberbatch (William Pitt)Amazing Grace is about Wilberforce's 20-year political struggle to abolish the slave trade throughout the British Empire, culminating in the parliamentary Act of 25 March 1807. Ioan Gruffudd portrays Wilberforce as a man of…

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Historical

April 1999
Articles > Historical

Oliver Cromwell – a race well run

The Christian race is set before all believers in Jesus Christ, and a great cloud of witnesses surrounds them (Hebrews 12:1-2). One comparatively recent witness, born 400 years ago this month, was Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), who rose from obscurity to become Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Maligned Cromwell has…

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