The Resource Sir Robert Peel : the life and legacy, Richard A. Gaunt

Sir Robert Peel : the life and legacy, Richard A. Gaunt

Label
Sir Robert Peel : the life and legacy
Title
Sir Robert Peel
Title remainder
the life and legacy
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Gaunt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 was the first acknowledged leader of the Conservative Party and the Founder of Modern Conservatism. Yet Peel's seemingly peerless reputation has never been secure. The Repeal of the Corn Laws split his party, his 'Peelite' supporters joined the Liberals and the Conservatives remained in opposition for thirty years. Richard Gaunt, drawing on a huge archive of state papers, contemporary writings including Peel's own Memoirs and the latest historiography, paints a convincing picture of Peel as an exponent of effective government in the modern industrial state and a calculating practitioner, supremely self-confident, who dominated both his Party and the House of Commons. Gaunt's revisionist life of Peel will be essential reading and the standard work for students and general readers interested in Conservative and mid-Victorian political history and historical biography
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
941.081092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA536.P3
LC item number
G38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of Victorian studies
Series volume
2
Label
Sir Robert Peel : the life and legacy, Richard A. Gaunt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-218) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn671655037
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857716842
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612881381
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
288138
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25276785
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671655037
  • pebcs0857716840

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