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Margaret Thatcher

(1925-2013), Prime Minister

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

Sitter in 53 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 and specialised in tax law. 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 Yousuf Karsh - NPG P255

Margaret Thatcher

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P255

Margaret Thatcher, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P490(76)

Margaret Thatcher

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1976
NPG P490(76)

Margaret Thatcher, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1261

Margaret Thatcher

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 24 May 1977
NPG P1261

Margaret Thatcher, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P176

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
bromide print, 1981
NPG P176

Margaret Thatcher, by Norman Parkinson - NPG P177

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P177

Margaret Thatcher, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6010

Margaret Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
pen and indian ink, 1983
NPG 6010

Margaret Thatcher, by Rodrigo Moynihan - NPG 5728

Margaret Thatcher

by Rodrigo Moynihan
oil on canvas, 1983-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5728

Margaret Thatcher, by Gerald Scarfe - NPG 6476

Margaret Thatcher

by Gerald Scarfe
ink and watercolour on paper, 1983
NPG 6476

Margaret Thatcher, by Brian Griffin - NPG P415

Margaret Thatcher

by Brian Griffin
bromide print, 1986
NPG P415

Margaret Thatcher, by Helmut Newton - NPG P507

Margaret Thatcher

by Helmut Newton
bromide print, 1991
NPG P507

Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt; Margaret Thatcher, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x139971

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 - NPG x139973

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher, by Walter Bird - NPG x165791

Margaret Thatcher

by Walter Bird
bromide print on card mount, 15 November 1961
NPG x165791

Margaret Thatcher; Sir Edward Heath, by Central Press - NPG x194330

Margaret Thatcher; Sir Edward Heath

by Central Press
vintage print, October 1970
NPG x194330

Margaret Thatcher, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200222

Margaret Thatcher

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200222

Margaret Thatcher, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200223

Margaret Thatcher

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200223

Margaret Thatcher, by David Newell-Smith - NPG x200224

Margaret Thatcher

by David Newell-Smith
gelatin silver print, circa 1970
NPG x200224

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