British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to supporters from Conservative Party headquarters in London after claiming victory in Britain’s general election in June 1987.
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Margaret Thatcher, right, greets Queen Elizabeth II as the monarch arrives for the former prime minister’s 80th birthday party at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in central London. (Odd Andersen / AFP/Getty Images)
President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the White House in Washington. (Gerald Penny / Associated Press)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Russian leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev in London in 1984. (Gerald Penny / Associated Press)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greets a crowd of Russians in Moscow during an official visit to the Soviet Union. (Daniel Janin / AFP/Getty Images)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meets with Deng Xiaoping, chairman of China’s Communist Party, in Beijing in 1982. (Associated Press)
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tours a heavily mined beach on the Falkland Islands in 1983, the year after Britain went to war against Argentina to keep control of the islands. (Associated Press)
Margaret Thatcher, leader of Britain’s opposition Conservative Party, sits in a tank of the 7th regiment of the Royal Signals in Herford, West Germany.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher swings from a hoist during a visit to the Royal Navy. (Central Press / Getty Images)
Margaret Thatcher, the leader of the then out-of-power Conservative Party, makes a ‘victory’ sign outside her home in London. (John Minihan / Getty Images)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sips tea at the opening of a motorway service area in South Mimms, Britain. (Keystone / Getty Images)
Margaret Thatcher, then Conservative parliamentary candidate Margaret Roberts, plays piano for a singalong after a brief political argument in the bar of the Bull Inn in Dartford, Britain. (Associated Press)
Margaret Thatcher, then Margaret Roberts, a Conservative Party candidate for Britain’s Parliament, is photographed working at her job as a research chemist.
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Baroness Margaret Thatcher watches the horses during Britain’s annual Royal Ascot race. (Chris Jackson / Getty Images)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a 1980 photo. (Gerald Penny / Associated Press)