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Sir Robert Peel By Eric J. Evans (Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, UK)

Sir Robert Peel by Eric J. Evans (Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, UK)

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Is Peel's reputation as an excellent Prime Minister justified? This study questions this usual assumption and argues that Peel was largely responsible for the break-up of the Conservative Party in 1846 and for its political wilderness.

Sir Robert Peel Summary

Sir Robert Peel: Statesmanship, Power and Party by Eric J. Evans (Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, UK)

Drawing on the conclusions of recent research, this book takes a more critical view of Peel's political career than is conventionally offered. It argues that, although Peel was an efficient administrator and a dominant political leader in the 1830s and 1840s, he lacked both intellectual flexibility and political sensitivity. His arrogance and inflexibility rather than the inadequacies of his backbenchers, were largely responsible for the break-up of the Conservative party in 1846 and for its generation in the political wilderness thereafter.

Completing the trilogy of Great Victorian Prime Ministers in the Lancaster Pamphlet series, Professor Evans's reassessment of Peel's career sheds light both on a major political figure and, more widely, on party politics in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Chronology 1. Introduction 2. The Young Statesman, 1809-18 3. Peel, the Home Office and 'Liberal Toryism', 1819-30 4. The Collapse of the old Tory Party, 1827-32 5. A King's Minister Out of Office: Peel in the 1830s 6. Revival: Toryism into Conservatism, 1832-41 The General Election of 1841 8. Executive Government under Peel, 1841-6 9. Peel and Backbench Toryism, 1841-5 10. The Repeal of the Corn Laws and the Fall of Peel 11. Conclusion: Reputation and Evaluation, 1846-50 and Beyond Select Bibliography

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GOR003599670
9780415060493
0415060494
Sir Robert Peel: Statesmanship, Power and Party by Eric J. Evans (Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1991-09-19
94
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