Sir Robert Peel becomes Prime Minister for the first time

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Historical Context Note

 British Prime Minister Lord Melbourne resigns after King William IV objects to his reforming stance, and refuses to allow Lord Russell to become leader of the House of Commons. As a result, Robert Peel is asked to form a Tory administration, and accepts on 9th December.

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Editors. "Sir Robert Peel becomes Prime Minister for the first time". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2011
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  1. Prime Ministers in Britain