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Filial Piety: The Wilberforce Lives

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/9780198206514.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the life of William Wilberforce which was written by his children. It states that like other sources for the biography, certain passages in the notebooks seem to have been ... More


The ‘rolling Stone’

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/9780199699391.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts William Wilberforce’s later years. In 1825, against Barbara Wilberforce’s better judgement, he purchased the estate of Highwood in Middlesex and began plans to build a chapel at ... More


‘A Thousand Anxieties’

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/9780199699391.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at William and Barbara’s Wilberforce’s relationships with their sons. Their anxieties were caused by their fear of male adolescence, and their belief in the necessity of ... More


Afterlife

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/9780199699391.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a brief summary of the lives of after the Clapham Sect after the death of Wilberforce. Barbara Wilberforce spent her widowhood travelling between the houses of her sons and her ... More


‘Training in Simple and Religious Habits’ * : Keble and its First Warden

Geoffrey Rowell

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

One of the central concerns of the Oxford Movement was ‘education on Church principles’. Clergy influenced by Tractarian ideals promoted Church schools in their parishes. Schools like Marlborough and ... More


Clerics and Apes

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the process of how evolution gradually gained acceptance despite religious objections. By 1859, geologists had created a system that largely invalidated the biblical account of ... More


The Life of Macaulay

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/9780198206514.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the life of Macaulay published by his nephew George Trevelyan in the Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. It notes that Macaulay's biography is the most successful of all ... More


Debates and Academics

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the debates on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Darwin's theory was first introduced to the public at the Linnean Society of London in 1858, as part of a joint ... More


Darwin, Du Chaillu and Mr Gorilla: the lions of the season

Andrew Horrall

in Inventing the Cave Man: From Darwin to the Flintstones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526113849
eISBN:
9781526128225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113849.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores how Charles Darwin’s 1859 book On the Origin of Species and the explorer Paul Du Chaillu’s almost simultaneous encounters with gorillas in West Africa focussed popular fears ... More


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