Sir Robert Peel.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. xi + [i] + 383 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has minor edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Reissue of title first published in 1928, this is still a highly regarded biography of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). MP for Tamworth and the first Conservative prime minister (1834-35 and 1841-46), Peel's notable legislative achievements included factory, colliery, railway regulation and income tax acts, and the repeal of the Corn Laws. As Home Secretary he promoted the Catholic Relief Act of 1829 and established the Metropolitan Police Service. By Anna Augusta Whittall Ramsay (b.1894).
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