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Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013)

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Margaret Thatcher born October 13, 1925, died on April 8, 2013. Margaret Thatcher was known as Britian's "Iron Lady." She was the the first woman ever to serve as Prime Minister of Great Britain; she served from 1979 to 1990 as leader of the Conservative Party, the longest-running prime minister of mostra'n més the 20th Century. During her time as prime minister, she focused on the characteristics of moral absolutism, nationalism, and the rights of the individual versus that of the state --- declaring, "There is no such thing as society" in 1987. Thatcher had a close working relationship with U.S. President Reagan, with whom she shared similar conservative views. Many saw her as the British counterpart to American "Reaganomics." Thatcher was born Margaret Hilda Roberts Oct. 13, 1925 in Grantham, England. She attended Somerville College, Oxford, where she studied chemistry. In 1953, she practiced law as a tax attorney. In 1959 she was elected to Britain's House of Commons --- she was its youngest female member. In 1970, when the Conservatives took power, she was made Britain's secretary of state for education and science. In 1975, she was chosen to lead the Conservatives, and she became the prime minister in 1979. In 1984, she narrowly escaped being killed when the IRA bombed her hotel during a party conference. The morning after, she convened the conference as scheduled. Thatcher authored many books in her lifetime; In Her Own Words contains some of her greatest speeches. In Path to Power, she wrote about the influences that shaped her early life, and in The Downing Street Years she wrote about the details of her years as prime minister. In her 2002 book, Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World, Thatcher outlines her thoughts for political power and planning in the age of globalism. On a personal note, she married Denis Thatcher on December 13, 1951, and their marriage lasted for nearly 52 years until his death in June 2003. In 2002 she suffered a stroke; on the morning of April 8, 2013, she had her final stroke and died in her sleep. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Author: work provided by Chris Collins of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation.

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Nom oficial
Thatcher, Margaret Hilda, Baroness
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London, England, UK
Causa de la mort
complications of a stroke
Llocs de residència
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
The City Law School (LL.B|1953)
Somerville College, Oxford University (BA ∙ 1947 ∙ MA ∙ 1950 ∙ Chemistry)
Huntingtower Road Primary School
Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979-1990|Conservative)
research chemist
United Kingdom Secretary of State for Education and Science (1970-1974|Conservative)
Leader of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom (1975-1990)
Thatcher, Carol (daughter)
Thatcher, Mark (son)
Howe, Geoffrey (cabinet minister)
Bell, Tim (public relations advisor)
Thatcher, Denis (spouse)
House of Lords
Lincoln's Inn (1953)
Oxford University Conservative Association
Conservative and Unionist Party
J. Lyons & Co.
Imperial Chemical Industries (mostra-les totes 7)
BX Plastics
Premis i honors
Lady Companion, The Most Noble Order of the Garter (1995)
Member, Order of Merit (1990)
Life Peerage (Baroness, 1992)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1991)
Privy Councillor (1970)
Fellow, Royal Society (1983) (mostra-les totes 20)
Dame of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (1991)
Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry (1979)
Ronald Reagan Freedom Award (1998)
Order of King Abdulaziz (1990)
Grand Cross of the Order of Good Hope (1991)
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown (1995)
Grand Order of King Dimitar Zvonimir (1998)
Order of the White Lion, First Class (1999)
Order of Friendship, First Class (2001)
Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I (2003)
Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great (2008)
Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (1980)
Honorary Member, Carlton Club (1975)
William J. Donovan Award (1981)



No more Maggie Thatcher. a Pro and Con (abril 2013)


A riveting first hand account from the leader of Great Britain from 1979 to 1991. Some tedious bits about economic policy but generally interesting stuff.
charlie68 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Dec 9, 2023 |
La aparición de las memorias de Margaret Thatcher ha sido uno de los acontecimientos editoriales más esperados de los últimos años. Ahora, este libro nos permite comprobar que la expectación estaba más que justificada. Los años de Downing Street es, por encima de todo, un brillante retrato de primera mano de los hechos y personas de los años de Margaret Thatcher en el poder.
Natt90 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jan 15, 2023 |
Here, Thatcher writes about her personal life, the formation of her character and values, and the training and experiences which led to her 1979 election victory.
AxcellaZed | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 2, 2020 |
A great and passionate defense of conservatism and how it applies to today's global situations. Fascinating insights, sound a lot like Rush Limbaugh at times.
ORFisHome | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2009 |



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