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Sir Robert Peel : Statesmanship, Power and Party - Eric J. Evans

Sir Robert Peel

Statesmanship, Power and Party

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"Sir Robert Peel: Statesmanship, Power and Party "provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and career of this important British Prime Minister. Eric Evans makes a reassessment of Peel's career, arguing that although Peel's executive and administrative strengths were great, his arrogance, inflexibility and commitment to liberalism presented political problems which he was incapable of solving. This expanded second edition: * fully engages with the extensive new historical work on Sir Robert Peel that there has been since the publication of the first edition
* includes a glossary and updated and expanded bibliography, including listing useful websites and an index.

The young statesman, 1809-18 -- Peel, the home office and 'Liberal Toryism', 1819-30 -- The collapse of the old Tory party, 1827-32 -- A king's minister out of office : Peel in the 1830s -- Revival : Toryism into Conservatism, 1832-41 -- The general election of 1841 -- Executive government under Peel, 1841-6 -- Peel and backbench Toryism, 1841-5 -- The repeal of the Corn Laws and the fall of Peel -- Conclusion: Reputation and evaluation, 1846-50 and beyond.

ISBN: 9780203018743
ISBN-10: 0203018745
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 6th March 2006