Margaret Thatcher | 1925 - 2013
Margaret Thatcher, a grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberated decades later, has died. She was 87.
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Margaret Thatcher, right, greets Queen Elizabeth II as the monarch arrives for the former prime minister's 80th birthday party at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in central London.