Margaret Thatcher

You can read about Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) in your textbook. Use the following websites to find out about her background and to find out what people find to praise in her achievements and what they criticise.

Thatcher supporters paying their respect during her funeral in 2013 (NTB Scanpix) Thatcher supporters paying their respect during her funeral in 2013 (NTB Scanpix)

While others had different feelings to vent ... (NTB Scanpix) While others had different feelings to vent ... (NTB Scanpix)

Task
 

  1. What social background did Margaret Thatcher come from, and what sort of education did she have?
  2. Many people are full of admiration for what she achieved. Why?
  3. Other people see her as a disastrous prime minister. Why?