Far from being a feminist icon, she opposed equal rights for women and enacted policies that hit women more strongly.
Prior to her intervention it was considered normal for growing schoolchildren to get milk at school, regardless of household income. She stopped that.
She sold off government assets and community resources to private companies.
She called General Suharto, mass-murdering dictator of Indonesia "one of our very best and most valuable friends."
She spent £1bn of government money propping up Saddam Hussein during the 1980s.
She supported apartheid and considered Nelson Mandela's ANC a terrorist organisation.
Her tax policies gave large companies a break while the poor paid more.
She played off hatred of foreigners to become more popular with National Front voters.
Her 'Right to Buy' scheme was a massive sell-off of council housing to private landlords, including many Tory donors.
She aided the Khmer Rouge while they were killing millions of Cambodians.
She supported laws which made homosexuality a taboo subject and closed gay and lesbian support centres.
She gave the order to sink a ship that was retreating away from the Falklands, killing 323.
Her so-called 'poll tax' was hated because it shifted the tax burden from the rich to the poor.
She deregulated school meals, lowering nutritional standards for children.
She used her political power to censor the media with the goal of distorting public opinion.
She was fully briefed on what happened when 96 people died at Hillsborough, but intentionally distorted the truth because the Police were responsible.
Her 'Care in the Community' scheme left vulnerable people to fend for themselves, resulting in increased homelessness, crime and suicide.
She advocated and pushed for the 2003 War in Iraq.
When workers protested against policies affecting their communities she used the Police as her army and had them attacked.
The economic policies she resolutely stuck to left thousands of families in poverty.
She praised and supported Pinochet long after it was known he was responsible for killing hundreds of dissidents.
Under her reign, inequality rose. The poor got even poorer but the rich continued to get richer.