Who was Margaret Thatcher?

Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She was nicknamed ‘The Iron Lady’.

She was born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England and was the leader of the country for more than 10 years.


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Margaret studied chemistry when she was younger but learnt a lot about politics from her father. Later she became the leader of the Conservative Political Party.

Two wars took place while Margaret was Prime Minister, the Falklands War and the Cold War. The United Kingdom won both of them.

Some people didn’t like the changes Margaret was making. Millions of people lost their jobs while she was Prime Minister but other good changes to the economy were made. She was known for having very strong opinions.

She retired from politics and died at age 87.