Throughout centuries, women have played an important role in politics. In the last 100 years we have witnessed women who have risen to high political posts in their countries, enabling them to influence and shape domestic and international affairs. Today, in the era of Brexit and uncertainty facing Britain and Europe, Theresa May and Angela Merkel play a pivotal role in how events will unfold. In this course, we will examine nine women from across the globe who, either as elected politicians, or spouses, have left their mark in history.
Columnist at The Times
Rachel Sylvester is a political columnist at The Times. She started writing about politics in 1996 and was a lobby correspondent on The Daily Telegraph before becoming political editor of The Independent on Sunday.
How can we evaluate the policies of Margaret Thatcher today in light of Brexit?
The poison entered the bloodstream of the Tory Party when Margaret Thatcher was thrown out of office... and at that moment, the divisions we're now seeing playing out over Brexit became deeply entrenched.