Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 1-3
  3. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 4-33
  4. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 34-64
  5. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 65-95
  6. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 96-134
  7. T. A. Jenkins
    Pages 135-155
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 156-179

About this book


Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) is always remembered for three things: his creation of the Metropolitan Police, his principal role in the repeal of the Corn Laws and his status as founder of the modern Conservative Party. This is quite sufficient to make him the key statesman of the early Victorian period, but there were many other aspects of his personality and politics which make the study of his career uniquely useful for students of the period. In many ways, he can be seen as the archetypal link figure between the pre-Reform and post-Reform political worlds - embodying a strange mixture of reactionary Toryism and vigorous progressivism.


Conservative Party police politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.History of Parliament TrustUK

About the authors

T.A. JENKINS, formerly a lecturer at the Universities of Exeter, East Anglia and Bristol, is a Research Officer with the History of Parliament Trust.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sir Robert Peel
  • Authors Terry Jenkins
  • Series Title British History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-68753-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-68754-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27008-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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