At 9pm, the first episode of Thatcher: A Very British Revolution, a programme charting the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher, will be broadcast on BBC2. Theodore Dalrymple liked Thatcher personally but regrets how she paved the way to Tony Blair's corporate, bureaucratic Britain
The bones of Queen Emma – Edward the Confessor's mother and wife of King Canute and Ethelred the Unready – have been discovered in Winchester Cathedral. William Cook says it's time to dig up another early British royal – St Edmund, who ruled East Anglia, bashed the Vikings and could be buried under a Suffolk tennis court
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