18 episodes

Blogs and interviews about political history

Big Ben Histor‪y‬ Ben Monro-Davies

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    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Blogs and interviews about political history

    The Fall of Thatcher - the other woman in the room

    The Fall of Thatcher - the other woman in the room

    A series of conversations with those in the room when the Iron Lady resigned

    • 32 min
    The Fall of Thatcher - The Poll Tax and Patten

    The Fall of Thatcher - The Poll Tax and Patten

    A series of conversations with the men in the room when Margaret Thatcher resigned

    • 22 min
    The Fall of Thatcher - A Scottish Perspective

    The Fall of Thatcher - A Scottish Perspective

    How did the Margaret Thatcher, the most successful Prime MInister of the twentieth century end up being booted out of office in tears? The men who saw it unfold - and in her eyes plunged the knife - recalls the events of November 1990.

    • 20 min
    The Fall of Thatcher - it ends in tears

    The Fall of Thatcher - it ends in tears

    Margaret Thatcher was a triple election winner, feted abroad, whose premiership ended with her sobbing through her resignation statement. Ben Monro-Davies talks to the men and one woman in room where it happenned

    • 25 min
    The Fall of Thatcher - Morrison to blame

    The Fall of Thatcher - Morrison to blame

    A series of conversations with the men ( and one other woman ) in the room when Margaret Thatcher resigned

    • 13 min
    The Fall of Thatcher - more grandeur, less Grantham

    The Fall of Thatcher - more grandeur, less Grantham

    A series of conversations with those in the cabinet room when Margaret Thatcher resigned

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Wazzabonga ,

excellent

Anyone at all interested in politics must listen

NAP2021 ,

Great listen

Informative and insightful - really enjoyed listening to these episodes. Keep them coming!

Terrytos ,

Big Ben

Ben Monro-Davies’s podcast on the last days of Thatcher’s reign conducted before all the big guns have died reminded me how Shakespearean her downfall was. The conversations reflect her outrage and disbelief and sorrow at her political assassination as one after another of her ministers failed her and even loyalists like Peter Lilley saw the writing was on the wall. The interviews allow the listener to delve deep into her character. She liked to argue against proposals but expected the proponent to argue back after which she might then change her mind. Without her misjudgement with the poll tax ‘the one great blunder of the Thatcher years’ and her mistreatment of ministers like Geoffrey Howe she may well have had a longer run. More of the same for other political leaders please. Podcasts are much the best way of being informed.

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