Sir Robert Peel becomes Prime Minister for the first time (46 words)

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 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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