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Margaret Thatcher

(1925-2013), Prime Minister

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

Sitter in 54 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 David Newell-Smith - NPG x200224

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher, by Clay Perry - NPG x136993

Margaret Thatcher

by Clay Perry
C-type colour print, 1974
NPG x136993

Margaret Thatcher, by Robin Laurance - NPG x128604

Margaret Thatcher

by Robin Laurance
bromide print from digital scan, February 1975
NPG x128604

Margaret Thatcher with her Shadow Cabinet , 1975, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x194195

Margaret Thatcher with her Shadow Cabinet , 1975

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 20 February 1975
NPG x194195

Margaret Thatcher, by David Bailey - NPG x125612

Margaret Thatcher

by David Bailey
bromide fibre print, 1975
NPG x125612

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet, by Tom Blau - NPG x131958

The Conservative Shadow Cabinet

by Tom Blau
digital chromogenic print, 1977
NPG x131958

Margaret Thatcher; Indira Gandhi, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x139972

Margaret Thatcher; Indira Gandhi

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

Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979, by Central Press - NPG x182327

Margaret Thatcher and the Cabinet of 1979

by Central Press
bromide press print, June 1979
NPG x182327

Margaret Thatcher, by Central Press - NPG x194329

Margaret Thatcher

by Central Press
vintage print, 24 April 1979
NPG x194329

Margaret Thatcher, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30176

Margaret Thatcher

by Norman Parkinson
cibachrome print, 1981
NPG x30176

The House of Commons, by Unknown photographer - NPG x27968

The House of Commons

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1986-1987
NPG x27968

Margaret Thatcher, by Gemma Levine - NPG x88867

Margaret Thatcher

by Gemma Levine
bromide print, 1986
NPG x88867

Margaret Thatcher, by Simon Livingstone - NPG x29875

Margaret Thatcher

by Simon Livingstone
colour print, 1987
NPG x29875

Margaret Thatcher and Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt leaving 10 Downing Street, by Ken Lennox, for  Daily Mirror - NPG x198324

Margaret Thatcher and Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt leaving 10 Downing Street

by Ken Lennox, for Daily Mirror
bromide press print, November 1990
NPG x198324

Margaret Thatcher, by Michael Birt - NPG x35905

Margaret Thatcher

by Michael Birt
bromide print, 14 May 1990
NPG x35905

Margaret Thatcher, by Jeff Overs - NPG x76177

Margaret Thatcher

by Jeff Overs
resin print, August 1993
NPG x76177

Margaret Thatcher; Fergus Greer, by Fergus Greer - NPG x128527

Margaret Thatcher; Fergus Greer

by Fergus Greer
bromide print, 1995
NPG x128527

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