About the event
Few modern politicians have had more written about them than Margaret Hilda Roberts who, as Mrs Thatcher, 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 a concise, accessible assessment of ‘the dominant British public figure of her generation’. The book considers Mrs Thatcher’s upbringing and influences, her political career and policies, life after Downing Street, and her personal reputation and political legacy. It is both the story of the person and her politics, and of Britain and its re-shaping in the 1980s.