She rescued the country in the 1980s.
She gave the country hope in so many ways and also gave great hope to millions of people around the world, particularly those behind the Iron Curtain, that they could be free.
She was personally a very, very considerate person to colleagues and to their families and that's a side of her not obvious to the public and which makes this an even sadder day.
Baroness Thatcher was honoured with a ceremonial funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of the Queen and dignitaries.
If there were protests, they certainly did not disrupt Baroness Thatcher's funeral nor sully what was indisputably a dignified farewell.
Key facts about today's funeral for Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven