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Media advisory: Researcher available to talk about career, legacy of Margaret Thatcher

Mon, 04/08/2013

LAWRENCE — Victor Bailey, Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History and director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the death of Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher, Great Britain’s first, and thus far only, female prime minister, died Monday morning after suffering a stroke at the age of 87.

Bailey teaches courses on topics such as social, cultural and political history of modern Britain and has written several books on British history. He has been a faculty member at KU since 1988 and director of the Hall Center for the Humanities since 2000.

Bailey can discuss Thatcher’s career as prime minister, her importance to British politics and history and legacy. To schedule an interview, contact Mike Krings at 785-864-8860 or by email.



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