Sir Robert Peel

The Emperor Nicholas I in England

W. Bruce Lincoln finds that, though at first extremely against the visits, Queen Victoria was much impressed by the Russian Emperor’s dignity, civility and grace.

Two Sides of the Same Party

Stephen Bates on the divisions that split Peel’s Tory administration in the mid-1840s, resonant of splits in the Conservative Party today.

Sir Robert Peel: The Making of a Party

Douglas Hurd looks at the way in which a Tory leader took a defeated and demoralized party, and reinvented it to appeal to a different and much more modern constituency.

Peel and the Tory Party Reconsidered

David Eastwood considers how the myth of the great statesman, who put country and Corn Law Reform before partisan advantage, is standing up in the light of modern scholarship.