Margaret Thatcher, one of the most important British politicians of the 20th century, has died at the age of 87. She was the first woman to become U.K. prime minister and Britain’s only prime minister of the 20th century to win three consecutive terms.
After leading the Conservatives to victory in the 1979 election, Thatcher shook Britain to its economic roots in a relentless battle to restructure the country.
Richard Longworth of the Chicago Tribune described Thatcher in 1989 as “perhaps the most admired, hated, fascinating, boring, radical and conservative leader in the western world.”
The next year she would be forced from office by her own party.
Source: CBC News