Women of Interest – Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was born October 13, 1925, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England and died April 8, 2013, in Westminster, London.  Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister and has been recognized as the most influential politician in British history.  She was Prime Minister from May 4, 1979, to November 28,1990.  As a result of her uncompromising leadership style Thatcher was nicknamed “the Iron Lady,” a name that became synonymous with her.  Thatcher was educated in chemistry, although she always knew politics was her true calling.  She served three terms as Prime Minister and resigned after Michel Heseltine launched a challenge to her leadership.

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