Margaret Thatcher the "Iron Lady"
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher The 71th Prime Minister of the United KingdomIn office4 May 1979 – 28 November 1990Born 13 October 1925 Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Political party ConservativeAlma mater Somerville College, OxfordInns of Court Profession Chemist, Lawyer Religion Church of England; Methodism Signature
Early life and education Born Margaret Roberts, the future British Prime minister is seen here as a toddler held by her father, Aldred. A young Margaret Roberts (right) stands for a portrait with her parents and sister, Muriel.(1945)
Thatcher received her bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Oxford in 1947. During her first run for political office in 1950, she supported herself by working as a research chemist.
In the 1950 and 1951 general elections, Thatcher ran as the Conservative candidate for the safe Labour seat of Dartford. Although she lost both races, Thatcher gained attention as the youngest and only woman in the race.
“I can not say that I was lucky. I just deserve it.”
Thatcher’s twins: Carol and Mark
Member of Parliament (1959–1970)Education Secretary (1970–1974)
Prime Minister (1979–1990)
“I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.”
Margaret Thatcher now
Questions: When was Margaret Thatcher born? What kind of education did she get?Describe her family.When did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister of Britain?What did she promise the nation?What did she attach great importance to?Were the British satisfied with M. Thatcher’s policy?Why is Margaret Thatcher a remarkable person all over the world?
“What Britain needs now is the iron lady.”