Abolition of Slavery

Queen Elizabeth II £2: Abolition of Slavery

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In 1807, the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade received Royal Assent and became a law throughout the British Empire. It was a result of a long Parliamentary campaign by an alliance of Evangelical Anglicans and Quakers led by William Wilberforce. The Act did not abolish slavery itself but was a major step towards recognising its damaging effects and led toward its complete abolition across the Empire in 1833.

Edge Inscription: AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER

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