Bitesize Biography - ZACHARY MACAULAY
Author: Faith Cook
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.
'This little biography is a gem. In short compass Faith Cook has rescued Zachary Macaulay from undeserved obscurity and once more placed us all in her debt. This is the attractively written story of a great Christian philanthropist, who after a conversion from an early dissolute life spent his energies in the movement to destroy slavery in the British Empire.' Robert Oliver, Lecturer in Church History and Historical Theology at eh London Theological Seminary
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.