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Sir Robert Peel 1834

Sir Robert Peel(2nd Baronet) became the 29th Prime Minister of Britain in December 1834

  • He was the son of Sir Robert Peel (1st Baronet) of the Cotton Mill fame aka Burton-on-Trent , a major industrialist and wealth producer, see related articles.
  • His mother was the first wife of his father Ellen YATES, who we believe was a relative of the family that his father and family had forged the business with.
  • This Prime Minister was from a family that had directly made it’s wealth and success from industry not land and inherited estates.
  • What was that to mean for his country?
  • What were his motivations ins eeking office?
  • What pattern in English life does this refelect?
  • Watch for more related posts.
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