Margaret Thatcher was elected to the office of Prime Minister of Britain in May, 1979. For eleven years she displayed remarkable leadership, courage, and conviction that led her nation out of an economic crisis and she introduced a series of reforms that transformed modern Britain. An insightful narrative of this crucial period in Britain's history, Tory Radicalism examines the public policy agendas of Margaret Thatcher and her successor, John Major, and it illuminates the broader implications of the leaders' profound influence on British politics and society. Prominent historian Earl A. Reitan demonstrates how Major played an important role in continuing and implementing Thatcher's agenda, and he takes his analysis up to the most recent elections in the spring of 1997. Designed for use in undergraduate courses on British politics and history, but written at a level accessible to general readers, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the state and future of modern Britain.