Robert Peel resigns (48 words)
Historical Context Note
British Prime Minister Robert Peel has announced his intention to repeal the Corn Laws, but his Conservative Party is not in favour of free trade. He resigns, leaving Russell to attempt to form a government, but returns on 20th December when Russell finds himself unable to do so.18090 Robert Peel resigns 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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Editors. "Robert Peel resigns". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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