Margaret Thatcher Biography
Margaret Hilda Roberts was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, on October 13, 1925.
Roberts enrolled in Oxford in 1943 and earned a second-class chemistry degree there in 1947 after specializing in X-ray crystallography under Dorothy Hodgkin’s guidance.
Thatcher’s spouse Sir Denis passed away on June 26, 2003, at the age of 88. On July 3, he was cremated in London’s Mortlake Crematorium.
They had twin children (Carol and Mark) on August 15, 1953, at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, seven weeks prematurely.
Margaret Thatcher Career
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, and the Conservative Party Leader from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the twentieth century and the first woman to hold that position. As Prime Minister, she instituted policies known as Thatcherism. Her uncompromising politics and leadership style earned her the moniker “Iron Lady” from a Soviet journalist.
Thatcher studied chemistry at Oxford’s Somerville College and briefly worked as a research chemist before becoming a barrister.
Margaret Thatcher Death
Thatcher passed away from a stroke on April 8, 2013, at the age of 87. Since December 2012, she has been residing in a suite at the Ritz Hotel in London since she was having trouble climbing stairs at her Chester Square property in Belgravia.