LONDON, ENGLAND – The former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher died after suffering a stroke.
The 87-year-old was Britain’s only female prime minister, serving from 1979 to 1990, and was the leader of the conservative party.
She got the nickname ‘The Iron Lady’ by the Soviet Press after a speech in 1976 where she declared that the ‘Russians are bent on world dominance.’ Like any politician, her career had many ups and downs.
During her time in office she cut taxes, privatized state industries and deregulated financial markets. And while not everyone agreed with what she did, Thatcher was still the only British Prime Minister in the 20th century to serve three consecutive terms.
Her influence was so great, Meryl Streep even portrayed her in a movie made about Thatcher’s life. It was appropriately titled, ‘The Iron Lady.’
But health would eventually caught up. Thatcher suffered a stroke in 2002 and after that, she threw in the towel and retired.
With many women at the forefront of politics, there’s no doubt the Iron Lady’s might will be felt for generations.