Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies


Margaret Thatcher

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(CNN) — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died at age 87 Monday following a stroke, her spokeswoman confirmed.

Britain’s only female prime minister, Thatcher served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party. She was called the “Iron Lady” for her personal and political toughness.

Thatcher retired from public life after a stroke in 2002 and suffered several strokes after that.

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN. CNN’s Laura Perez Maestro contributed to this report.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter