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High Office, Low Church

posted on April 15, 2013

The Economist considers the paradoxes of Margaret Thatcher’s relationship with religion. The article focuses on Thatcher’s switch from Methodism to Anglicanism, notable due to Thatcher’s upbringing and her form of politics: “In her religious origins, she was informed by a passion that was foreign to the English establishment. But as that puritan passion propelled her into high office, its sharp edges were blunted. The Ritz hotel is an unlikely place for a Methodist woman from the Midlands to end her days.” 

Read at The Economist