Samuel Wilberforce Bishop Of Oxford Vanity Fair Print 

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Samuel Wilberforce

Samuel Wilberforce

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Samuel Wilberforce Bishop Of Oxford Vanity Fair Print

Samuel Wilberforce (7 September 1805 – 19 July 1873) was an English bishop in the Church of England, third son of William Wilberforce. Known as “Soapy Sam”, Wilberforce was one of the greatest public speakers of his day. The nickname derives from a comment by Benjamin Disraeli that the bishop’s manner was “unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous”. He is probably best remembered today for his opposition to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution—most notably at a famous debate in 1860.

Soapy Sam

Soapy Sam

Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Not a Brawler,

Published: 24-Jul-1869 Signed by: APE, Carlo Pellegrini . Dimensions approximately 23cm x 35cm.

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