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24th August - On This Day In History


1759 William Wilberforce (English crusader against slavery)


1958 John G Strijdom (South African PM)

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79 Vesuvius erupts, burying both Pompeii and Herculaneum… 11 more words

August 24 in history

79   Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, andStabiae were buried in volcanic ash.

1198 King Alexander II of Scotland, was born (d. 642 more words


America and the Pussyfooted Church

This post, may step on many toes, piss some off, and offend others. Or, it may be dismissed as a whole and be viewed as a waste of my time. 1,656 more words




By Imogen Lindsley: History Editor


Understanding Wilberforce: A conventional or a liberating force?

William Wilberforce, a name practically synonymous with the abolition of the slave trade. 685 more words


{Miscellaneous Mondays} Favorite Screen Characters Tag

If you’re wondering where Fireside Fridays went, well, let me assure you that it’s still alive. However, I have a friend visiting, and I decided people were just a tad bit more important than blogs (that was sarcasm, by the way. 731 more words

Miscellaneous Mondays

"Amazing Grace". . . . . .Inspirational Power of Words. . . . . .

William Wilberforce is the protagonist  of this film. Wait?  Didn’t John Newton write “Amazing Grace?” Yes, he did after his life as a slave ship captain, being imprisoned as a slave himself, and a life changing  conversion.   346 more words

#Slave Sale Prices Uncovered in Disturbing Documents

A human being could be purchased for just £60 at the end of the 18th century.

Disturbing documents which belonged to an English plantation owner reveal the value put on a 45-year-old cook and washerwoman named Castile.

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History Of Slavery