Sir Robert Peel dominated political life for more than two decades and has been described as the 'founder of modern conservatism.' This book analyzes the career of Sir Robert Peel in relation to the development of the Conservative Party in the early 19th century. It discusses Peel's conception of Conservatism, and his work as Prime Minister.
PART 1 THE EMERGENCE OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY:
Peel and Toryism; Peel in opposition 1830-41 - Peel's conservatism, Conservative recovery; Peel in power 1841-45 - Peel as Prime Minister, social distress and disorder, finance and free trade, social reform, Ireland; Conservative opposition to Peel 1841-45.
PART 2 THE BREAK-UP OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY:
The Corn Laws crisis; Peel and the Peelites.
PART 3 ASSESSMENT.
PART 4 DOCUMENTS.
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