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Irish Potatoes and British Politics: Peel, Wellington, and the Repeal of the Corn Laws

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the Repeal of the Corn Laws (1846) under Peel and Wellington. They manipulated the issue dimensions, and got a measure passed in both houses that damaged the material interests of the ... More


The Politics of Law Reform

Philip Schofield

in Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In the late 1820s, Bentham returned to the question of law reform, and in particular the reform of the judicial establishment. Now equipped with his analysis of sinister interest, and fully committed ... More


The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

J. M. Beattie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is the first intensive study of the Bow Street runners, a group of men established by Henry Fielding, in the middle of the eighteenth century with the financial support of the government to ... More


Prevention: The Runners in Retreat, 1815–1839

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter has two subjects. The first is the strong increase in criminal prosecutions after the conclusion of the war in 1815 and the extent to which the runners became involved in its ... More


The Politics of Hunger, 1845–1850

Paul Bew

in Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199561261
eISBN:
9780191701832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561261.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

On 9 September 1845, the Dublin Evening Post reported the arrival of the potato blight. On 10 November, Peel ordered the purchase in America of £100,000-worth of Indian corn for shipment to Ireland. ... More


The Whigs, the City, and Free Trade, 1846–1853

Anthony Howe

in Free Trade and Liberal England 1846–1946

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201465
eISBN:
9780191674891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201465.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on Whig contribution to the establishment and dominance of free trade in Victorian Britain. The years 1846–1852 offered the Whigs their most hopeful opportunity to rival Peel’s ... More


Whig Opposition, 1841–1846

Peter Mandler

in Aristocratic Government in the Age of Reform: Whigs and Liberals 1830-1852

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217817
eISBN:
9780191678288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217817.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The decade of the 1840s, and in particular the years of Robert Peel's government between 1841 and 1846, have acquired a reputation as the high-water mark of social reform in England. This is the ... More


The Last Whig Government, 1846–1852

Peter Mandler

in Aristocratic Government in the Age of Reform: Whigs and Liberals 1830-1852

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217817
eISBN:
9780191678288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217817.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Viewed from the outside, the prospects for a Whig government did not look good in 1846. The Whig party's will to resist coalition with the Peelites seemed very weak, as its liberal wing had grown ... More


Conservative Disinterestedness, 1841–1846

PHILIP HARLING

in The Waning of ‘Old Corruption’: The Politics of Economical Reform in Britain, 1779-1846

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205760
eISBN:
9780191676772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205760.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The ministry of British Prime Minister Robert Peel marked the acme of Pitt-style conservatism. Like its Tory predecessors, its chief concern was to defend executive authority against pressure from ... More


Croker, Peel, and Party Loyalty

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

There are two sides to Peel. There is the man who is credited with building up the Tory party until it took power in 1841, the first Prime Minister to be returned by a majority at a general election; ... More


A Judgement of Solomon

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of King Abdullah of the Arab Revolt in Palestine in 1936. The Peel Commission recognized that the British Mandate for Palestine was unworkable because the aspirations ... More


Gladstone and Peel

Peter Ghosh

in Politics and Culture in Victorian Britain: Essays in Memory of Colin Matthew

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253456
eISBN:
9780191698149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253456.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Sir Robert Peel, the founder of modern Conservatism, and his role in nineteenth-century politics as the pioneer of ‘Gladstonian Liberalism’. One of the most fundamental ... More


1834–1846: Whigs and Peelites

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Whigs' complete reorganisation of the relations between central and local government. The opportunity to do this arose when they reformed the Poor Law in 1834. In setting ... More


1846–1848: Morpeth and Chadwick

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on how the Whig and Peelite governments addressed the problems of town improvement and public health between 1834 and 1846. Chadwick convinced the Select Committees that in the ... More


Conservative Schism: 1846–1848

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby: Volume I: Ascent, 1799–1851

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199570911
eISBN:
9780191702068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570911.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter details the life and career of Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, from 1846–1848. An acidic sense of grievance was brought on by the souring relations between Peel's cabinet ... More


The Electric Folk Scene: A Sociocultural Portrayal

Britta Sweers

in Electric Folk: The Changing Face of English Traditional Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195174786
eISBN:
9780199864348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174786.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This sociocultural analysis depicts the electric folk scene as a coherent, yet heterogeneous entity, shaped by continuous line-up changes. As the musical hybridity is also reflected in the ... More


The Idea of a University

Ian Ker

in John Henry Newman: A Biography

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569106
eISBN:
9780191702044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569106.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

On April 15, 1851, Archbishop Paul Cullen of Armagh wrote to Newman for his advice on the appointment of staff for the new Catholic University of Ireland, and also to ask if he “could spare time to ... More


‘Tribunes of the People’: The Struggle for the Established Churches in Britain, 1833–1841

Stewart J. Brown

in The National Churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1801-46

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242351
eISBN:
9780191697098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242351.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses the struggles of the established churches outside Ireland. It explains that the recognition of the collapsed New Reformation in Ireland contributed to fundamental ... More


Hopes Frustrated: The Peel Government and the Established Churches, 1841–1846

Stewart J. Brown

in The National Churches of England, Ireland, and Scotland 1801-46

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242351
eISBN:
9780191697098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242351.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter deals with the continuing hopes and frustrations that the established Churches of Britain faced from 1841 to 1846. Sir Robert Peel, who was appointed Prime Minister, believed that there ... More


Negotiating Partition, 1936–1937

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Peel Commission Report conceals within its confident espousal of partition a struggle over the definitions of Palestine, the Jewish National Home, Arab nationalism, and British obligations under ... More


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