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Sir Robert Peel

Statesmanship, Power and Party, 2nd Edition

By Eric J. Evans

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Sir Robert Peel provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and career of one of the most political leaders of the nineteenth century. Perhaps best known for seeing through the Repeal of the Corn Laws, Peel had an enormous impact on political life of his age and beyond. Eric J. Evans reassesses Peel's career, arguing that although Peel's executive and administrative strengths were great, his arrogance, lack of empathy with the development of political parties and his inflexible commitment to economic liberalism presented political problems which he was incapable of solving.

This expanded and fully revised second edition:

  • fully engages with the extensive new historical work on Sir Robert Peel published since the first edition appeared fifteen years ago
  • includes a glossary of key terms plus an updated and expanded bibliography, including listing useful websites.

Sir Robert Peel is the perfect introduction for all students of nineteenth-century history.

Reviews

'It is a pity that this excellent revised edition of Professor Evans' book will not be bought by Scottish History teachers, except those who have a personal rather than a curricular interest in Sir Robert Peel … Evans is very accessible and gives an excellent overview of Peel.' - History Teaching Review

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Chronology 1. Introduction 2. The Young Statesman, 1809-184 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 7. 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

About the Author

Eric J. Evans is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. His many books include The Great Reform Act of 1832 (2nd Edition, 1994), William Pitt the Younger (1999), Thatcher and Thatcherism (2nd Edition, 2004)and The Forging of the Modern State: Early Industrial Britain, 1783--1870 (3rd Edition, 2001).

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets

Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
Each pamphlet:
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HIS037030
HISTORY / Modern / General