Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp told ITV News that although Baroness Thatcher described herself as an anti-feminist, "simply by being, she is a feminist icon."
She added that having both a woman head of state and prime minister in the 1980's made you believe that "you could be anything."
Historians Dr Roland Quinalt and Dr Eliza Filby give their views on how history will remember Thatcher less emotively than we do today.
For better or worse Margaret Thatcher gave Alastair Stewart the most electric, stimulating and intellectually satisfying decade of his life.
When she was alive Baroness Thatcher was both loved and loathed - and in death, it seems, both the debate and the divide will endure.