We dont normally get involved in politics on the HL Blog, but we are very patriotic. We were so saddened by the news that such a strong, iconic symbol of Britain had passed away that we thought we would bend the rules.
The Iron Lady, Baroness Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter who became the longest serving British prime minister of the 20th century, spent 11 years in Downing Street. In 1990, a leadership challenge forced her to leave No 10 and two years later she was made a life peer, as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven. In recent years she has led a quiet life cared for by her loyal housekeeper. Britain’s first and only woman prime minister, who won three consecutive general elections, has been in fragile health since she suffered a minor stroke in 2002 which left her with short-term memory loss. Her beloved husband Denis died in 2003 and her children Mark and Carol both live abroad.
She is expected to be honoured with a full state funeral at Wesminster Abbey.