This story originated by chance. It is often thus.I was engaged in developing what conservator James Lindsay called the world's largest and certainly most captivating collection of Empire clocks, ticking splendor from the imperium of Napoleon Bonaparte.Lindsay did his meticulous work in an atelier in London, and of course whenever I was in London I stopped in for lengthy progress updates; - always longer that even the most conservative predictions - . Liberally laced with character-slicing commentaries and detailed horological esoterica, these visits were always a treat.Lindsay's next-door neighbor was sculpture Neil Simmons, then at work on the major commission of his life, the official 8 foot statue - with mandatory handbag included - of Margaret Thatcher for the British House of Commons.As we all cupped hot tea against the cold in the ice-box studios, I had the opportunity to see both how these magnificent clocks were made and maintained and how a work that would adorn the world's "Mother of Parliaments" for centuries to come, fixing Mrs. Thatcher's image against all time, had come to be, one careful chip following the next.As both Lindsay and Simmons worked steadily on their individual projects, I gathered material for timely "insider" articles and, maybe if I were lucky, an ebook that would add important new details overlooked, unknown, even unthinkable to the story of the woman now known to history as "The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, OM, FRS."Here, at your fingertips, are the "what happened next?" details that are the stock in trade of every good historian... including some key details and insights into the life and times of one of history's greatest achievers and role models.I respected her achievements before I met her, respected them more after I met her, and was glad to provide certain interesting and even significant details in these articles after she had gone ahead. It has truly been a labor of love.- From Dr. Jeffrey Lant, from my desk in the Blue Room, Cambridge, Mass. at Christmas, 2015. www.drjeffreylant.comContains the Margaret Thatcher Trilogy- ‘How shall we extol thee…?’ Thoughts on Margaret Thatcher, dead at 87, April 8, 2013, her irremovable place in History.- 'I'm a girl, and by me that's only great'. Of Mrs. Thatcher, the Iron Lady and Max... and me.- Selling Mrs. Thatcher. Hers were the glad rags indeed. Your Correspondent puts you inside her astonishing estate auction of December 15, 2015.