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Understanding Margaret Thatcher and her legacy


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In the wake of Baroness Thatcher's funeral, H&P historians offer insightful analysis of her premiership and legacy. Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, of Cambridge University, examines her complex attitudes to welfare, Dr James Cooper, of Oxford Brookes University, pierces the stereotype of the Thatcher-Reagan relationship, and Dr Eliza Filby, of King's College London, argues that Thatcherism owed more to Methodism than monetarism.

Read Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite's H&P opinion piece: Margaret Thatcher, individualism and the welfare state

Read James Cooper's H&P opinion piece: Reagan vs. Thatcher: unpicking the special relationship

Read Eliza Filby's article in The Telegraph: Margaret Thatcher: her unswerving faith shaped by her father

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