Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Robert Peel by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd

Life of one of the greatest British Prime Ministers - by an author who knows the scene from his years as a senior Minister in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet. Robert Peel, as much as any man in the nineteenth century, transformed Great Britain into a modern nation. He invented our police force, which became a model for the world. He steered through the Bill which allowed Catholics to sit in Parliament. He reorganised the criminal justice system. Above all he tackled poverty by repealing the Corn Laws. Thanks to Peel the most powerful trading nation chose free trade and opened the door for our globalised world of today. Peel was not all politics. He built two great houses, filled them with famous pictures and was devoted to a beautiful wife. Many followers never forgave him for splitting his Party. But when in 1850 he was carried home after a fall from his horse crowds gathered outside, mainly of working people, to read the medical bulletins. When he died a few days later, factories closed, flags flew at half mast and thousands contributed small sums to memorials in his honour. He was the man who provided cheap bread and sacrificed his career for the welfare of ordinary people.

Buy Robert Peel by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780753823842
ISBN-10: 0753823845
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 139mm x 29mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Robert Peel by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd

Book Reviews - Robert Peel by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Robert Peel book by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd

Former diplomat, private secretary to Edward Heath (as Ldr of the Opposition and as PM); MP 1974-97. Served Margaret Thatcher as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, as Home Secretary and as Foreign Secretary. As a writer is the (co-)author of many thrillers including IMAGE IN THE WATER, his MEMOIRS in 2003 and other non-fiction titles.

Books By Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd

Elizabeth II by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
Hardback, August 2015
$43.46
Disraeli by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
Paperback, March 2014
$29.69
Choose Your Weapons by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
Paperback, January 2011
$31.50
Memoirs by Rt. Hon Lord Douglas Hurd
Paperback, August 2004
$28.61