Viewpoints: How did Thatcher change UK?
From privatisation to right-to-buy and breaking the power of the unions, some experts and those who were there at the time reflect on the impact of Margaret Thatcher's most notable policies."
What is Thatcherism?
"Thatcherism sprang from a combination of free-market ideas and family values."
Margaret Thatcher at a glance (telegraph.co.uk)
"Margaret Thatcher is remembered as the greatest peacetime prime minister in British history. Here, we take a brief look at her incredible life and career."
A Point of View: The many faces of Margaret Thatcher
"Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a decisive and divisive figure, loved and hated in equal measure.
Is the complex character behind the Iron Lady facade obscured behind reminiscences fond and hostile, asks historian Lisa Jardine." (BBC)
The lady's not for turning (guardian.co.uk)
Edited text of the speech delivered by Thatcher at the Conservative party conference in Brighton on October 10 1980. Read the full text Listen to the speech
In the face of political opposition, Thatcher delivered a powerful speech laying out her vision for the future
Quiz: Margaret Thatcher
"More than a mere politician, Margaret Thatcher was a social phenomenon who polarised and dominated Britain for more than a decade.
Take a quiz on the legendary lady."
Margaret Thatcher Quiz Trivia
"How much do you know about the life, career and background of Britain's only female PM? Check out this political quiz and find out!"
Margaret Thatcher - a quiz
"Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. During her time in Downing Street she changed the face of British politics and left an indelible mark on world history."
Margaret Thatcher - Comprehension(primaryleap.co.uk)
"Children can learn about the life of Margaret Thatcher and some interesting details about Britain.
This is an exercise for KS2 children. They must read the comprehension and then answer the questions."
LESSON PLANS :
Margaret Thatcher dies, aged 87(10th April) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
"Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died aged 87..."
The Thatcher Years - a webquest - en lien avec le film Billy Elliot et destinée à des 3° europe. Sent by Francis Henné (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
Cartoon: Maggie's Handbag
"During her lifetime, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial and divisive figure, so it's no suprise to find that
the editorial cartoons marking her death view her either as a force for good or bad.
This one by Dave Brown from The Independent falls into the latter category."
+ COMMENTARY + NOTE + MORE THATCHER CARTOONS + Related articles
Vidéorama: L'ère Thatcher, cible du cinéma britannique+ Videos (20minutes.fr)
De nombreux cinéastes, Ken Loach en tête, ont dénoncé les ravages sociaux du thatchérisme, pendant et après le règne de la «Cruella du 10, Downing Street»... "
- My beautiful Laundrette (1985) de Stephen Frears
- Life is sweet (1990) de Mike Leigh
- Raining Stones (1993) de Ken Loach
- Trainspotting (1996) de Danny Boyle
- Les Virtuoses (1996) de Mark Herman
- The Full Monty (1997) de Peter Cattaneo
- Billy Elliott (2000) de Stephen Daldry