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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 Fergus Greer - NPG x126810

Margaret Thatcher

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 1995
NPG x126810

'Spitting - Margaret Thatcher' (Margaret Thatcher), by Anna Fox, and by  Andrew Bruce - NPG x199299

'Spitting - Margaret Thatcher' (Margaret Thatcher)

by Anna Fox, and by Andrew Bruce
pigment print, 2015
NPG x199299

'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 - NPG D43009

'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

'Gone with the Wind' (Ronald Reagan; Margaret Thatcher), by Bob Light, and by  John Houston, published by  Heroes - NPG D48908

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

by Bob Light, and by John Houston, published by Heroes
colour offset lithograph postcard, 1981 or after
NPG D48908

Margaret Thatcher ('The Blue Lady'), after Roger Birchall - NPG D49371

Margaret Thatcher ('The Blue Lady')

after Roger Birchall
colour offset lithograph, published in Punch magazine 7 October 1981
NPG D49371

Margaret Thatcher ('Prevent Street Crime'), by Cath Tate, published by  Leeds Postcards - NPG D48907

Margaret Thatcher ('Prevent Street Crime')

by Cath Tate, published by Leeds Postcards
halftone offset lithograph postcard, 1982
NPG D48907

Margaret Thatcher ('Crime Wave'), published by South Atlantic Souvenirs (SAS) - NPG D48906

Margaret Thatcher ('Crime Wave')

published by South Atlantic Souvenirs (SAS)
colour offset lithograph postcard, published 1982
NPG D48906

Margaret Thatcher ('Maggie Regina'), by Peter Kennard, published by  Leeds Postcards - NPG D48902

Margaret Thatcher ('Maggie Regina')

by Peter Kennard, published by Leeds Postcards
colour offset lithograph postcard, circa 1983
NPG D48902

Margaret Thatcher, by Spitting Images Productions Ltd - NPG D48094

Margaret Thatcher

by Spitting Images Productions Ltd
painted plastic, 1985
NPG D48094

Margaret Thatcher ('Dot-to-Dot Puzzle no. 1: Thatcher Therapy'), by Paul Morton, published by  Leeds Postcards - NPG D48905

Margaret Thatcher ('Dot-to-Dot Puzzle no. 1: Thatcher Therapy')

by Paul Morton, published by Leeds Postcards
colour offset lithograph postcard, 1985
NPG D48905

'The Unassailable Heart' (Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev; Margaret Thatcher), by and published by Anthony Montague ('A.M.' or 'Tony' or 'Monty') Parkin - NPG D48904

'The Unassailable Heart' (Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev; Margaret Thatcher)

by and published by Anthony Montague ('A.M.' or 'Tony' or 'Monty') Parkin
colour offset lithograph postcard, published 1990
NPG D48904

National Portrait Gallery Extension, by Michael Heath - NPG D21631

National Portrait Gallery Extension

by Michael Heath
pen and ink, 2000
NPG D21631

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Jean Fraser; Margaret Thatcher

by Derek Bayes
bromide press print, April 1975
NPG x184139

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