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Margaret Thatcher - Mini Biography

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Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Born into a family of grocers, she studied chemistry at Oxford. In 1959, she won a seat in parliament and became a strong voice in the conservative movement. After her landmark 1976 speech against communism, the press named her "The Iron Lady." Leading Britain through a war and out of a recession, she left a huge mark on global politics.