Margaret Thatcher was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom born on 13 October 1925, In England.
She was the daughter of Alfred Roberts a grocer, preacher and local mayor, and his wife Beatrice Ethel. She had one sister Muriel.
In December 1951, She married Sir Denis Thatcher. They had twins, named Carol Thatcher and Mark Thatcher. On June 26, 2003, Dennis passed away due to pancreatic cancer. On December 21, 2012, She had undergone an operation to remove a non-cancerous growth from her bladder. She passed away at The Ritz Hotel, after suffering a stroke.
In 1946, She had attended Oxford college and became the President of the Oxford University Conservative Association. In 1947, She had graduated with second-class honors and earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Thatcher had first stood for Parliament in 1950 and had become the Traditional contender for the Dartford Labor Party seat. She had become an instant media magnet because she was the youngest representative and the only female candidate at the time. In 1959, She had won her first election campaign, winning the seat of Finchley in London, a position she held till she retired in 1992. She had attracted a lot of negative publicity for her impulsive actions and soon, frustrated with Prime Minister Edward Heath and his contrasting ideas. She had got elected as leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, Beating Edward Heath and became the first woman to serve as the opposition leader in the House of Commons, winning 130 votes against 119. She had been finally appointed as the Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, beating the opposition party which had been unpopular and divided. In April 1982. Thatcher had directed the British island to victory, which boosted her government’s popularity. On October 12, 1984, The Irish Republican Army set a bomb in the hotel Thatcher had been staying at in an attempt to assassinate her. In one critical event of 1984, which was known as ‘The Miners’ Strike’, She had forced the miners back into work with no allowances, after they protested the closure of ‘uneconomic pits’. In 1992, She had been finally displaced by her Chancellor, John Mayer after the 1992 General Elections. In 2002, Her book titled ‘Statecraft’ had been published, in which she had explained her views on international politics. She had suffered from bouts of dementia and had to be regularly informed that her husband, Sir Denis Thatcher had passed away. She died at the age of 87 at The Ritz Hotel, after suffering a stroke
- Before entering politics, Margaret Thatcher was an ice-cream scientist.
- While studying law, Thatcher gave birth to twins.
- She had narrowly escaped an IRA assassination attempt.
- Thatcher had been the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1970, Margaret Thatcher had been appointed as the Privy Councillor.
- In 1975, She had been made an honorary member of the Carlton Club after becoming the leader of the Conservative Party.
- In 1983, She had been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- In 1995, She had been appointed as the highest order of chivalry as the Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter.
What can we learn from Her?
ike Margaret Thatcher, Learning is never ending process so never stop to learn new things.