Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister (part one) by Oxford DNB published on 2017-01-12T14:25:22Z Listen to the first part of this ODNB podcast on the life of Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Sir David Cannadine, the General Editor of the ODNB and author of the extensive biography on Margaret Thatcher, here introduces the early part of her life. This podcast traces Thatcher's roots from her spartan upbringing above a grocer's shop in Grantham, to her time at Somerville College, Oxford. Next week, the second part of this podcast will explore Thatcher at a time of national crisis, during the Falklands War of 1982. This biography of Margaret Thatcher is taken from the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’. Take a look at the ODNB Website to discover more about the people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. The second part of this podcast can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/odnb/margaret-thatcher-1925-2013-prime-minister-part-two Image credit: by Chris Collins, of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation. Work licensed under a Creative Commons license.