22 January 1987
Show More Pillars of Government, and Other Essays on State and Society c.1770-c.1880 by Norman Gash.
Arnold, 202 pp., £25, June 1986, 0 7131 6463 8Show More
Sir Robert Peel: The Life of Sir Robert Peel after 1830 by Norman Gash.
Longman, 745 pp., £12.50, July 1986, 0 582 49722 1Show More
“... a Tory cast of mind. It would, of course, be entirely wrong to regard Gash, Tory or not, as a narrow historian. His notions of history-writing may not accommodate the wilder ambitions of Whigs like John Morley, who said that ‘the history of England ought to end with something that might be called a moral,’ or Professor Seeley, whose Expansion of England, invigorating though it is, gave ample ...”