D.R. Thorpe, Macmillan's new biographer, evokes the memory of 'Supermac'.
When Harold Macmillan was invited to form an administration by the Queen on 10 January 1957 he warned Her Majesty that his government in all likelihood would not last six weeks. In fact, as the Queen reminded him at their final audience in October 1963, his time as Prime Minister lasted over six years, and in terms of the changes Britain experienced in that dramatic era it proved one of the most formative and influential of the postwar era, its ramifications still felt today. In short, it was a premiership that made a difference.