Did Margaret Thatcher Really Say Women ‘Tend Not to Be Suited to High Office’?
“I have found women in general tend not to be suited to high office. They become too emotional,” Thatcher (Gillian Anderson) tells Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) in the first episode of Season 4.
“I doubt you’ll have that trouble with me,” Elizabeth coolly replies.
There is no public record of this statement, though Thatcher’s public record speaks for itself: In 11 years as prime minister, she appointed only one female cabinet member.