The Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, Bt FRS MP

1788-1850 (Life Span)

1834-35/1841-46 (Service as Prime Minister)

1822-27/1828-30 (Service as Home Secretary)

Sir Robert Peel was a British statesman and Conservative Party politician, known as one of the founders of the modern Conservative Party. Peel served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834–35 and 1841–46) and twice as Home Secretary (1822–27 and 1828–30). He is regarded as the father of modern British policing and in 1829 established the Metropolitan Police Force for London based at Scotland Yard, leading to a new type of officer known in tribute to him as "bobbies" and "peelers".