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Sir Robert Peel : the life and legacy

Author: Richard A Gaunt
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Library of Victorian studies, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir Robert Peel - paragon or pariah? Peel was the greatest statesman and political leader of mid-Victorian Britain, a titan of Conservative politics, whose legacy has inspired generations in his party and in British political life. In a career spanning forty years he held the greatest offices of state including Chief Secretary to Ireland, Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and was twice Prime Minister. He  Read more...
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Biography
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Gaunt, Richard A.
Sir Robert Peel.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(OCoLC)424559902
Named Person: Robert Peel; Robert Peel; Robert Peel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Gaunt
ISBN: 9780857716842 0857716840 9781441676832 144167683X
OCLC Number: 671655037
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Sir Robert Peel in Historical Perspective; 2. 'Orange Peel'? Catholic Emancipation and Policy Towards Ireland; 3. 'Peel's Act': Robert Peel and Currency Reform; 4. Mr Home Secretary Peel: An Illiberal 'Liberal Tory'?; 5. 'The Founder of Modern Conservatism'? Peel and the Conservative Party; 6. 'Re-Peel': Reform of the Tariff and Repeal of the Corn Laws; 7. The Rise (and Fall) of Sir Robert Peel; 8. Peel, Death and Posterity; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Library of Victorian studies, 2.
Responsibility: Richard A. Gaunt.

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