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Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book casts a fresh light on William Wilberforce and his friends in the Clapham sect by looking at their private lives as revealed primarily in their voluminous family correspondence, much of it ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


The Clapham Sect and the Family

Christopher Tolley

in Domestic Biography: The Legacy of Evangelicalism in Four Nineteenth-Century Families

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206514
eISBN:
9780191677182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206514.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows the religion of Wilberforce and his friends at work in the domestic environment, which, for all the public activities of the Clapham ‘Saints’ remained their favourite sphere. It ... More


The Emergence of Clapham 1795–1799

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter links Hannah More to her friends in the Evangelical Clapham Sect, notably William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton, Zachary Macaulay, and James Stephen. The foundation of the Church ... More


Conclusion

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter contrasts the portrayal of Wilberforce in George Cruikshank’s caricature, Making Decent!’ with the drawing of the Wilberforces at Battersea Rise. It summarises the three marriages ... More


‘Valuable Friends’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the third part of the book. It opens with a discussion of the Clapham sect. Though much of the information is gained from the letters written by the women, especially Marianne ... More


Domestic Biography: The Legacy of Evangelicalism in Four Nineteenth-Century Families

Christopher Tolley

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206514
eISBN:
9780191677182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206514.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book examines the writing of biography in four Victorian families: the Macaulays, Stephens, Thorntons, and Wilberforces. Their fathers had been members of the prominent group of evangelicals and ... More


‘Our Clapham system’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Making extensive use of the correspondence of Marianne Sykes and the diary of William Wilberforce, this chapter details the origins of the Clapham Sect between 1790 and 1793. It shows how Wilberforce ... More


Introduction

Christopher Tolley

in Domestic Biography: The Legacy of Evangelicalism in Four Nineteenth-Century Families

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206514
eISBN:
9780191677182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206514.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This section discusses the purpose of this book which is equally betwixt and between, partly literary and partly historical. It sets out to demonstrate how a corporate ethos was sustained during ... More


Marianne Thornton: E. M. Forster and Clapham

Christopher Tolley

in Domestic Biography: The Legacy of Evangelicalism in Four Nineteenth-Century Families

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206514
eISBN:
9780191677182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206514.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses E. M. Forster's biography of his great-aunt Marianne Thornton, which appeared in 1856. It points out that this book is based ‘almost entirely upon family papers’. It notes that ... More


Introduction

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with an analysis of Sir Samuel Romilly’s speech during the debate on the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. This speech reflected the growing influence of the ideology of ... More


Family Background: Clapham and After

Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415637
eISBN:
9781474449687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that, although Woolf’s own parents, Leslie and Julia Stephen, were famously agnostic, her wider family was rooted in the Evangelicalism of the Clapham Sect. The chapter ... More


Zachary Macaulay: The Making of an Abolitionist

Catherine Hall

in Macaulay and Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300160239
eISBN:
9780300189186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300160239.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the life of Zachary Macaulay, following him from his childhood in the Highlands to Glasgow, Jamaica, and Sierra Leone. It discusses how the younger son of the manse was in ... More


The Church Missionary Society, 1799–1810

Bob Tennant

in Corporate Holiness: Pulpit Preaching and the Church of England Missionary Societies, 1760-1870

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199567850
eISBN:
9780191747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567850.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes how the CMS was founded as part of the Evangelical Clapham Sect’s project of transforming English Christianity. The uneven pace of development of its membership and committee ... More


Clapham, Family and Friends

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Zachary Macaulay's relationship with his family and friends. It explains that Macaulay was often separated from his family because of his public duty and his work for the ... More


William Wilberforce and ‘the Saints’

Roshan Allpress

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Historians have frequently noted the twin propensities of late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century evangelicals for writing hagiographical and historical narratives. This chapter argues that the ... More


Anglican Evangelicalism

Gareth Atkins

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the emergence and development of Anglican Evangelicalism from the early eighteenth century onwards. It argues that while Evangelicals have always harked back to the first, ... More


Introduction

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the contribution of evangelist, campaigner, journalist and administrator Zachary Macaulay to the abolition movement in Great ... More


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