Baroness Thatcher, 1925 - 2013
Today will be remembered as a day of sadness to hear that the former Conservative leader and Britain's first female prime minister died in the early hours following a stroke at the age of 87.
As a young kid in 1980s London, I grew up in an era when Lady Thatcher was a dominant figure in global politics. My memories of watching the news in those days included seeing the likes of great political icons such as Roland Reagan (1911-2004), Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), Mikhail Gorbachev, François Mitterrand (1916-1996), and many others. I recall briefly meeting Lady Thatcher when she and her husband, Denis, toured Dulwich, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 1990s. She was nicknamed the ‘Iron Lady’ for her toughness and political crypt. She was someone who came across as very patriotic, and a strong symbol of Britishness.
In tribute, the British Prime Minister David Cameron said of her death: "It was with great sadness that I learned of Lady Thatcher's death. We've lost a great leader, a great prime minister and a great Briton."
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