The Clapham Sect Paperback

How the Clapham Sect Transformed Britain

by Stephen Tomkins;

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The Clapham Sect

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The Clapham Sect was a group of evangelical Christians, prominent in England from about 1790 to 1830, who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and promoted missionary work at home and abroad. The group centred on the church of John Venn, rector of Clapham in south London. Its members included William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton, James Stephen, Zachary Macaulay and others. Stephen Tomkins tells the fascinating story of the group as one of a web of family relations - father and son, aunt and nephew, husband and wife, daughter and father, cousins, etc. Within the story of the people are the stories of their famous campaigns against the slave trade, then slavery, the Sierra Leone colony, Indian mission, home mission, charity and politics. The book ends by assessing the long term influence of the Clapham Sect on Victorian Britain and the Empire.

The Clapham Sect by Stephen Tomkins was published by Lion Hudson in August 2010 and is our 28149th best seller. The ISBN for The Clapham Sect is 9780745953069.

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Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson (August 2010)
Number of Pages272
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code2708609
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