English politician, reformer and anti-slavery campaigner. Converting to evangelical Christianity he set up the Society for the Reformation of Manners in 1784. He was a political conservative yet established the Abolition Society in 1787 to halt the slave trade. In 1807 he was partially successful in abolishing the trade in the Empire but not slavery itself. Founded the Anti-Slavery Society in 1823 and by the year of his death, slavery was indeed outlawed in Britain and her empire.

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