Saturday, 10 April 2021

Women in History – Margaret Thatcher

 
 


Margaret Thatcher was a polarising political figure.  But boy, she was an achiever at a time when things were even harder for women.

 

She died 8 years and 2 days ago.  She was brought up Methodist but the scientist in her even as a young girl made her a bit of a sceptic.  She once told a friend that she didn't believe in angels having calculated that they would need a 6 foot long breastbone to support their wings.  Much later she became an Anglican.

 

She had just been selected to contest a seat when she met her future husband, Denis.

 

She was nicknamed the Iron Lady by the Russians – but adopted it herself.

 

She was ousted as leader of her party in 1990 and left in tears – a sad figure, only to become sadder when diagnosed with dementia some years later.

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