Margaret Thatcher: A life in pictures

Milestones in her life and career
  • Margaret Thatcher, born in Grantham, central England, on 13 October 1925, poses in the kitchen of her Chelsea home in London, following her 11 February 1975 election as the head of the Conservative Party. Photo: AFP
  • In this 31 May 1983 photo, Thatcher raises her finger as she makes a point during a Conservative Party news conference in London. She faced her biggest international crisis, the Falklands War, a year earlier. Photo:AP
  • This 9 June 1983 shows Thatcher leaving the Castle lane, Westminster, London, polling station with her husband Denis after casting her vote in the general election. She married Denis Thatcher, a wealthy oil executive on 13 December 1951. Photo:AP
  • In a 10 June 1984 photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (second from left) stands with West Germany’s Chancellor Helmut Kohl (left), US President Ronald Reagan (second from right), and Thatcher at Buckingham Palace. Photo:AP
  • In this 17 September 1986 photo, Thatcher stands in a British tank during a visit to British forces in Fallingbostel, Germany. Photo: AP.
  • Thatcher gives a jubilant wave in this 12 June 1987 photo after sweeping back to power for a third consecutive term in office after the general election. She became Britain’s longest continuously serving prime minister of 20th century in 1988. Photo:Reuters
  • Thatcher takes a stroll through the grounds of Scotney Castle in Kent, with her husband Denis and their twins Mark (extreme right) and Carol (extreme left). The twins were born on 15 August 1953. Photo:AP
  • Thatcher arrives for a service of thanksgiving and re-dedication on Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey in London in this 19 September 2010 photo. She ended public speaking after suffering a series of small strokes in 2002. Photo: Reuters