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Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher in Edinburgh

Tuesday 12th November 2019

  • Venue Greenside Church, 1b Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
  • Doors open 11.45am
  • Start time 12.15pm
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With this the final third volume of his biographies on Margaret Thatcher, Charles Moore has written the definitive account of Britain’s first female Prime Minister.

How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs?

Based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers and her closest associates, Charles Moore tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. He covers the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which she had fought for, and the rise of the modern EU, which she feared. He lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination.

Moore’s three-part biography of Britain’s most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. In this event, he tells the full, enthralling story.