Born 13 October 1925. Margaret Thatcher was the longest serving Prime Minister for more than 150 years and was the first woman ever to take the role. Her father, a shopkeeper and Mayor of Grantham, was a major formative influence.
History-maker Baroness Margaret Thatcher died following a stroke on April She was "Today is a truly sad day for our country," Prime Minister David Cameron said. "We’ve lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton.”
NO:11 Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first female prime minister, who became a pivotal figure in British and world politics. After studying at Somerville College, Oxford university, Mrs Thatcher progressed through the ranks of the Conservative party to become education minister in Ed Heath’s government of the early 1970s.