Few modern politicians have had more written about them than Margaret Hilda Roberts, Mrs Thatcher, who became Britain’s first woman prime minister. Sir David Cannadine, described by The Telegraph as ‘one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation’, presents an accessible assessment of ‘the dominant British public figure of her generation’. This concise book avoids the usual controversies and offers a new analysis of Thatcher’s sweeping economic change. It is the story of the person and her politics, of Britain and its re-shaping in the 1980s.
21 July 2017
10.15am - 11.15am