Bitesize Biography - ZACHARY MACAULAY
Author: Faith Cook
A great debt is owed to Faith Cook for, in the words of Robert Oliver, she 'has rescued Zachary Macauley from undeserved obscurity'. Here was a man who, convinced of the horrors of slavery, became one of the leading slave abolitionists of the world. This is an astonishing life which will only serve to inspire the reader.
This study is an attempt to look behind the scenes at the self-effacing man, Zachary Macaulay – one far less known than Wilberforce or his famous son, Thomas Babington Macaulay – and to correct the imbalance of the record. It is an endeavour to assess in some measure Zachary Macaulay’s enormous contribution to the abolition of both the slave trade and of slavery itself in the British Dominions. More than all, as Macaulay himself would have wished, we seek to give God the glory for raising up such a man at so critical a juncture of British national history.
Geoff Thomas says that 'Faith Cook has used all her skill and spiritual sympathy to bring this man to life'.
Faith Cook, the daughter of OMF missionaries, was born in China and now lives in Derbyshire, England. She is the author of a number of books, including Fearless Pilgrim - the life and times of John Bunyan; Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen of England; Our Hymn-Writers and their Hymns; Seeing the Invisible; Lives Turned Upside Down and two historical novels, Under the Scaffold and Caught in the Web, all published by EP.