This historical biography documents the life of William Wilberforce, arguably the most influential member of Parliament. His life spanned the 18th and 19th centuries as he served nearly fifty years in the British government. Wilberforce is remembered for his ground-breaking leadership of the two crusades to end the Slave Trade and abolish slavery from the British Empire. His virtuous work began in his twenties and lasted until her heard of the passing of the Slavery Abolition Act on his deathbed in 1833 at the age of seventy-three. Robin Furneaux wrote this incredibly accurate account of an incredibly brilliant man.