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Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement$
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Iain Whyte

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316968

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317057

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Captive in Love—to Selina Mills

Captive in Love—to Selina Mills

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(p.53) 3 Captive in Love—to Selina Mills
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Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317057.006

This chapter examines Zachary Macaulay's relationship with his wife Selina Mills. It describes the rocky and bizarre beginnings of their romantic relationship, and highlights the problem of separation in light of Macaulay's work as deputy governor and later governor of Sierra Leone. The chapter discusses Macaulay's fidelity and suggests that despite his friendship with a number of women, there was never a whiff of evidence that he had any affairs or was deflected away at any time from his passionate love for Selina.

Keywords:   Zachary Macaulay, Selina Mills, romantic relationship, governor, Sierra Leone, fidelity, passionate love

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