Today in Christian History – April 28 (2020)

1801 – Ashley Copper, the future Lord Shaftesbury, was born on this day. When he inherited his father’s estate, he became known as the “Poor Man’s Lord” because he championed the poor and downtrodden.

http://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/today/4/28

Lord Shaftesbury is honoured together with William Wilberforce on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church on 30 July. Lord Shaftesbury was a member of the Canterbury Association, as were two of Wilberforce’s sons, Samuel and Robert.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Ashley-Cooper,_7th_Earl_of_Shaftesbury

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