Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher and Conservative  Party Chairman Cecil Parkinson, celebrating the Conservative election victory, 9 June 1983 © Getty Images

Assessing Margaret Thatcher’s premiership: a radical decade and a divisive legacy. 

When major political figures die, history is put on hold and the simplicities of myth take over, argues Tim Stanley.

Roland Quinault offers an appraisal of the Iron Lady's legacy.

Robert Pearce considers why Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979.

David Metz recalls the dark days of the miners’ strike and considers how close the Tory government came to defeat.

Douglas Johnson compares and contrasts the downfalls of Neville Chamberlain and Margaret Thatcher.

Richard Vinen compares and contrasts the corner shop visions of British Thatcherism and French Poujadism.