Breaking: Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, passes away


Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the original “Iron Lady,” died of a stroke Monday. She was 87 years old.

Thatcher, a staunch conservative, made history as the first female prime minister of Britain, elected to the position in 1975 after famously stating, while serving as education secretary: “I don’t think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.” She served as prime minister for nearly 12 years. Thatcher was the first modern female leader of a major Western nation and is hailed as a woman who “changed the world.

Her attitude: “I fight on. I fight to win.”

Thatcher is survived by her two children, Mark and Carol Thatcher.

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