WorldCat Identities

Gaunt, Richard A.

Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,544 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA536.P3, 941.081092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard A Gaunt
Sir Robert Peel the life and legacy by Richard A Gaunt( )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Robert Peel - paragon or pariah? Peel was the greatest statesman and political leader of mid-Victorian Britain, a titan of Conservative politics, whose legacy has inspired generations in his party and in British political life. In a career spanning forty years he held the greatest offices of state including Chief Secretary to Ireland, Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and was twice Prime Minister. He was the first acknowledged leader of the Conservative Party and the Founder of Modern Conservatism. Yet Peel's seemingly peerless reputation has never been secure. The Repeal of the Corn Laws split his party, his 'Peelite' supporters joined the Liberals and the Conservatives remained in opposition for thirty years. Richard Gaunt, drawing on a huge archive of state papers, contemporary writings including Peel's own Memoirs and the latest historiography, paints a convincing picture of Peel as an exponent of effective government in the modern industrial state and a calculating practitioner, supremely self-confident, who dominated both his Party and the House of Commons. Gaunt's revisionist life of Peel will be essential reading and the standard work for students and general readers interested in Conservative and mid-Victorian political history and historical biography
Unrepentant Tory : political selections from the diaries of the Fourth Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1827-38 by Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham Clinton Newcastle( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His diaries offer not just invaluable detail on these activities, but also a vivid personal testimony of Newcastle's political creed, and cast important light on the hopes, fears and strategies of those who resisted 'the triumph of reform' during these years." "This edition reproduces the political content of the diaries and Newcastle's published letters to the press for the period 1827-38; it is accompanied with an extensive introduction placing the diaries in their historical context, and other apparatus."--BOOK JACKET
The political activities and opinions of the Fourth Duke of Newcastle (1785-1851) by Richard A Gaunt( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unhappy reactionary : the diaries of the fourth Duke of Newcastle-Under-Lyne, 1822-50 by Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham Clinton Newcastle( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gaunt, Richard
Gaunt, Richard Arthur
English (15)