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William Wilberforce

Kingston-upon-Hull 1759 - London 1833
British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade
William Day Keyworth Jr.

Hull /  William Wilberforce   Hull /  William Wilberforce


Marble statue of William Wilberforce represented in a "thoughtful attitude, leaning slightly forward; weight of the body on the right leg, the left advanced, the head turned little to the left and looking down, the left arm resting upon a pedestal from which hangs the petition for the abolition of slavery, the right arm down and holding a book."
The statue was unveiled in the vestibule of the town hall on 16 January 1884 by the Right Rev. Dr. Wilberforce, Bishop of Newcastle and grandson of William Wilberforce.


presented to the corporation by
henry briggs esquire, j.p.
sheriff of kingston-upon-hull. 1881

born in hull, 24th august 1759
died in london, 28th july, 1833
member of parliament for hull
from 1780 to 1784
member of parliament for yorkshire
from 1784 to 1812

england owes to him the reformation of manners
the world owes to him the abolition of slavery


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Item Code: gbyh035; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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