Peel faces opposition to the repeal of the Corn Laws and his desire for free international trade though he is supported by Albert, whose presence in parliament results in his being mocked. Already unsettled by Leopold's unannounced arrival at court Albert also feels undermined by Baroness Lehzen's ideas of child-care, leading to an ultimatum. Peel's bill is passed at a cost to Drummond, Peel consequently resigning, whilst Ernest defies Leopold in his choice of bride and romance blossoms between Nancy Skerrett and Francatelli.
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The assassination attempt on Robert Peel was in 1843, three years before the Corn Laws were repealed in 1846, not on the day after as depicted. See more
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