Franklin

Sir Robert Peel / T. A. Jenkins.

Author/Creator:
Jenkins, T. A., author.
Publication:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, [England] ; New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.
Series:
British history in perspective (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
British History in Perspective
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (301 pages).
Subjects:
Peel, Robert, 1788-1850.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1830-1837.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
System Details:
text file PDF
Summary:
Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) is always remembered for three things: his creation of the Metropolitan Police, his principal role in the repeal of the Corn Laws and his status as founder of the modern Conservative Party. This is quite sufficient to make him the key statesman of the early Victorian period, but there were many other aspects of his personality and politics which make the study of his career uniquely useful for students of the period. In many ways, he can be seen as the archetypal link figure between the pre-Reform and post-Reform political worlds - embodying a strange mixture of reactionary Toryism and vigorous progressivism.
Contents:
Introduction
The Tory Administrations, 1809-30
The Crisis in Church and State
The New Conservatism
Prime Minister, 1841-6
Peel's Achievement
References
Annotated Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed December 20, 2016).
ISBN:
0-333-98343-2
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-1-349-27008-8 doi
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