Peel's Other Repeal: The Test and Corporation Acts, 1828

@article{Gaunt2014PeelsOR,
  title={Peel's Other Repeal: The Test and Corporation Acts, 1828},
  author={Richard A. Gaunt},
  journal={Parliamentary History},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={243-262}
}
This article considers Robert Peel’s role in the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts in 1828. Traditionally overshadowed by the larger campaign to secure catholic emancipation in 1829, the repeal legislation assumes importance in Peel’s political career for three reasons. It was Peel’s first major challenge as leader of the house of commons in Wellington’s ministry; his handling of the issue revealed all his strengths and weaknesses in the role. Peel’s insistence on the active participation… Expand
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