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Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), Prime Minister

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (née Roberts), Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven

Sitter in 38 portraits
Conservative Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman to hold the office in Britain and was re-elected twice, in 1983 and 1987. Educated at Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School and Somerville College, Oxford, her first career was as a research chemist (1947-51). She was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1954. Her career at the House of Commons began when she was elected MP for Finchley in 1959. Created a Life Peer in 1992.

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Margaret Thatcher

by Gemma Levine
bromide print, 1986
NPG x88867


Margaret Thatcher

by Michael Birt
bromide print, 14 May 1990
NPG x35905


Margaret Thatcher

by Jeff Overs
resin print, August 1993
NPG x76177


Margaret Thatcher; Fergus Greer

by Fergus Greer
bromide print, 1995
NPG x128527


Margaret Thatcher

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 1995
NPG x126810


Margaret Thatcher

by Helmut Newton
bromide print, 1991
NPG P507


Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt; Margaret Thatcher

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 13 December 1951
NPG x139971


Margaret Thatcher

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 13 October 1951
NPG x139973


Margaret Thatcher

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1961
NPG x82667


Jean Fraser; Margaret Thatcher

by Derek Bayes
bromide press print, April 1975
NPG x184139


Margaret Thatcher; Indira Gandhi

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 14 November 1978
NPG x139972


Margaret Thatcher

by Central Press
vintage print, 24 April 1979
NPG x194329


Margaret Thatcher

by Simon Livingstone
colour print, 1987
NPG x29875


Margaret Thatcher and members of John Major's cabinet

by Ian Waldie, for Reuters
digital colour print, 12 October 1994
NPG x126072


'Gone with the Wind' (Ronald Reagan; Margaret Thatcher)

by Bob Light, and by John Houston, printed by East End Offset Ltd, published by Socialist Workers Party
offset lithograph printed in blue and red, 1981 or after
NPG D43009