Monday, April 08, 2013

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, Has Died 1925 - 2013


1925 - 2013

Lord Bell has confirmed that Margaret Thatcher has died after a stroke this morning.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, née Roberts (13 October 1925 - 8 April 2013), was a British politician, the longest-serving (1979–1990) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post.

A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname which became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented Conservative policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.