"Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound ..." - John Newton, William Wilberforce, & ending slavery in the British Empire - American Minute with Bill Federer
Eric Metaxas wrote further:
"So it was ... on July 26, 1833, that the Emancipation Act passed its third reading in the House of Commons, ensuring the end of slavery in the British Empire, some three decades before the bloody Civil War would end it in America.
When an aged Wilberforce heard the news, he said, 'Thank God I have lived to witness [this] Day.' He died three days later."