Robert Peel : a biography / Douglas Hurd Hurd, Douglas, 1930-

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Hurd, Douglas, 1930-
Peel, Robert, Sir, 1788-1850.; Conservative Party (Great Britain); Prime ministers - Great Britain - Biography.
"Robert Peel's legacy still influences the British way of life. As Home Secretary he created the modern police force, which became known colloquially as the Peelers or the Bobbies. His Tamworth manifesto is seen as the basis of enlightened Conservatism. He also introduced income tax (seven odd pence in the pound) and is remembered, too, for the repeal of the Corn Laws, an issue as divisive as Europe was to be a century and a half later." "As a former Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Douglas Hurd is ideally placed to write about Peel, having a unique understanding among his biographers from his own time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary."--BOOK JACKET.
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