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Robert Peel : a biography

Author: Douglas Hurd
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Peel's legacy still influences the British way of life. As Home Secretary he created the modern police force, which became known colloquially as the Peelers or the Bobbies. His Tamworth manifesto is seen as the basis of enlightened Conservatism. He also introduced income tax (seven odd pence in the pound) and is remembered, too, for the repeal of the Corn Laws, an issue as divisive as Europe was to be a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hurd, Douglas, 1930-
Robert Peel.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007
(OCoLC)607849004
Named Person: Robert Peel; Robert Peel, Sir; Robert Peel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Hurd
ISBN: 9780297848448 0297848445
OCLC Number: 84995959
Description: viii, 436 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Douglas Hurd.

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Life of one of the greatest British Prime Ministers - by an author who knows the scene from his years as a senior Minister in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet.  Read more...

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'Hurd's impressive and entertaining biography.' -- John Stevens THE TIMES 'Hurd delivers a vivid and readable portrait of a semi-modern British titan. This biography is elegantly written, well Read more...

 
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