This epilogue focuses on Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher was often portrayed in the media, like Churchill, as a politician who did not betray the nation. She could be trusted to deliver on a promise to turn back the tide of post-1945 decline and loss of imperial power. But Thatcher's identity as a woman and a politician added a new resonance to stories of post-war national malaise, reversing the gendering of the story in Guns at Batasi, where betrayal of imperial values is embodied in the figure of Miss Barker-Wise — a female politician.
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