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Professor Tim Bale, A terrorist bombing was no match for this iron lady


Professor Tim Bale is quoted in an article about Margaret Thatcher’s reaction to the IRA bomb that nearly killed her at Brighton’s Grand Hotel. Thatcher went ahead to deliver a scheduled speech at the Conservative Party conference that morning. “She was able to draw on reserves of strength and courage to face down, publicly anyway, the people who committed the atrocity,” said Professor Bale.
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