Margaret Thatcher: How Iron Lady changed Britain forever
8 April 2013 Last updated at 22:50 BST
Baroness Thatcher, who has died aged 87, presided over one of the greatest transformations of the nation's economy as prime minister.
The woman born as Margaret Hilda Roberts went on to change the face of Britain, altering the balance of the economy in favour of privatisation and lower taxes.
However, Mrs Thatcher tapped into public resentment about the power of the unions, and many remain upset about the impact this had on their livelihoods.
Mark Easton reports.