I'm thinking it's essentially out of four:
1) Winston Churchill
2) Lady Thatcher
3) Lloyd George
4) Tony Blair
All PM's who led Britain in a time of war.
But I've prolly missed someone else significant.
For me, it's Winnie Churchill - great orator and inspired his people during WW2 what with "we shall fight in the streets and the hills" and all that.
He was also one hell of a writer (if anyone here has read the History of the Second World War, they would know)
Maggie Thatcher was overrated imo -- c'mon the Falkland Islands war was a joke --- the Brits beat a bunch of Argie conscripts and even then they could only do it with American help and were fortunate that France did not supply Argentina with more Exocet misslies and Super Etendard bombers.
Conservatives like to talk her up along with Ronald Reagan as having beaten the Soviet Union but IMO the USSR was always a ticking time bomb that would implode anyway.
I guess she'll also be remembered for the way she crushed the coal miners strike but I still maintain she was overrated like Reagan.
What do others think ? How do people view Blair's performance ??