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All articles & reviews tagged with zachary-macaulay

News

December 2018
News > Ethics

Ethics – Christian and anti-slavery campaigner honoured

Two-hundred and fifty years since his birth, one of the men who fought to end slavery has been honoured with a memorial plaque in St George’s Gardens in London. Zachary Macaulay was born in Inveraray in 1768, but after getting a job in a merchant’s office in Glasgow, he spent much of his youth…

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Historical

November 2016
Articles > Historical

Britain’s decline and fall (1)

How deep-rooted is decadence in Britain today? What would it take for there to be a widespread turning to Christ? Some answers to these questions lie beneath two centuries of social history. We start with the years 1790-1840. These were the decades of the ‘Forgotten Revival’, the high watermark of British evangelicalism that followed…

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Review

December 2013
Reviews > Book

Bitesize Biography – Zachary Macaulay

Bitesize Biography – Zachary Macaulay Faith Cook EP Books 160, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-784-3 Star Rating: 4   What a gem this little book is! A combination of thorough research and imaginative description combine to produce a gripping account of one of the key players in the abolition of the gigantic evil of slavery, within…

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The Clapham Sect and the abolition of the slave trade (4)

Historical

August 2012
Articles > Historical

The Clapham Sect and the abolition of the slave trade (4)

The Clapham Sect and the abolition of the slave trade (4) From the 1790s onwards, the Clapham Sect networked both inside and outside Parliament to bring about the end of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade. The Clapham Sect was largely comprised of wealthy, evangelical Anglican laymen, of whom the most famous was William…

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The Clapham Sect and the abolition of the slave trade (2)

Historical

June 2012
Articles > Historical

The Clapham Sect and the abolition of the slave trade (2)

The Clapham Sect and the abolition of the slave trade (2) John Wesley encouraged William Wilberforce that his fight against slavery was a ‘glorious enterprise’, but warned him that ‘unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils’ (May ET). This…

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Zachary Macaulay – unsung hero of Abolition

Historical

February 2008
Articles > Historical

Zachary Macaulay – unsung hero of Abolition

Zachary Macaulay - unsung hero of Abolition Four-year-old Tom Macaulay was on his best behaviour. It was 1804 and his father Zachary was taking him to Strawberry Hill, a pretentious eighteenth-century house designed on Gothic lines by Horace Walpole. They were visiting Walpole's great niece, Lady Waldegrave. Tom was a precocious child. During the…

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