Wilberforce and the Fight for Freedom


The abolition movement is growing in Britain, at its helm are two men. William Wilberforce leads the campaign in parliament and Thomas Clarkson powers it from the grassroots. Their combined might will win a great victory in the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Listen as William Dalrymple and Anita Anand are joined by Michael Taylor to tell this story.

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Producer: Callum Hill

Exec Producer: Jack Davenport + Neil Fearn

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