Peel Robert


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Peel

 (pēl), Sir Robert 1788-1850.
British politician. As home secretary in the 1820s, he established the London police force (1829). He later served as prime minister (1834-1835 and 1841-1846) and was instrumental in repealing the restrictive Corn Laws.
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