“A Dangerous Situation”


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HB Sketches no. 862. Satirical cartoon relating to the Corn Laws, depicting prime minister Robert Peel ‘falling between two stools’, which are labelled ‘Coercion Bill’ and ‘Corn Bill’. This is in reference to Robert Peel’s successful attempt to repeal the Corn Laws, followed immediately by the failure of his Irish Coercion Bill leading to his resignation.

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