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The Portrait - Commissioning the Painting

The Reform Banquet at Guildhall, July 11th 1832
by William Bromley, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
NPG D11095

Slavery was finally outlawed in the British colonies in 1833. Worldwide emancipation then became the abolitionists' new goal. The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (BFASS) was founded and plans made for the World's Anti-Slavery Convention, to be held in London in June 1840. With over 500 delegates invited from all over the globe, the twelve-day convention was to hear reports from countries where slavery still existed and from British colonies where it had ended.

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