Sir Robert Peel: The Life and Legacy (BOK)

Richard A. Gaunt

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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 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2010
Forfatter Richard A. Gaunt Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781848850354 Antall sider 240
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,5cm Vekt 499 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form British & Irish history, Biography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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