thedailysheeple.com / By Kimberly Paxton / April 8, 2013
Britain’s first and only female prime minister has died Monday, April 8, after suffering a fatal stroke.
Margaret Hilda Roberts Thatcher had suffered several strokes since 2002, when she retired from public life.
Thatcher — born in October 1925 in the small eastern England market town of Grantham — came from a modest background, taking pride in being known as a grocer’s daughter. She studied chemistry at Oxford, but was involved in politics from a young age, giving her first political speech at 20, according to her official biography.
She was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, when the party was in opposition.
She made history four years later, becoming prime minister when the Conservatives won the elections of 1979, the first of three election victories to which she led her party.
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