Oct 18, 11
Read from March 05 to October 18, 2011
I enjoyed the history behind the events (well, duh! You say. It happened in the 1800's). We have an image in our minds what it was like to live in 1700's & 1800's, but usually it's formed by our movie experiences. We have ideas of what our heroes were like, but again biased by the movies we've seen. I was unaware of the systemic cruelty, and baseless of the British empire, London, etc. But I never dreamed that executions were entertainment! I never dreamed that the Methodists were hated because they had the gall to actually live what they believed, or the disdain people had toward the churches, because the church was so hypocritical. What Wilberforce did was amazing by itself alone, but to overcome the cultural barriers adds to the story. Loved this book.