Mark Thatcher’s Disappearance and the British Conflict in the Falklands – True, but Timeline’s All Messed Up
The Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, was more than just a powerful Prime Minister–she was also a doting mother. The Crown illustrates this kinder side of her character when Thatcher goes to the Queen in distress. Her son Mark had disappeared in the Sahara Desert while racing in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
The Falkland Islands are located in the Southern Atlantic, and when trouble arises there, The Crown suggests that Thatcher’s forceful response was motivated by emotion. This is because her son had disappeared a few months prior, and she was still distraught. However, in reality, Thatcher didn’t begin to show public signs of grief until after the conflict started.