Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female PM, dead at 87
April 8th, 2013
07:54 AM ET
1 year ago

Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female PM, dead at 87

London (CNN) – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in post-war British and world politics, and the first woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87, her spokeswoman said Monday.

Thatcher served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party. She was called the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness.

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  1. GI Joe

    A would-be dictator. Her way or not at all. That's how I remember her. Very much so.

    April 8, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  2. ST

    Rest In Peace Maggy, though you were a divisive figure at the same time being christened in politics as "The Iron Lady"!

    April 8, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    RIP, Ms. Thatcher. The world has indeed lost one of it's greats.

    April 8, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |