Margaret Thatcher: Her Life in Pictures

With the Iron Lady's passing at age 87, look back at her history-making moments as Britain's first female prime minister


Margaret Roberts is born to parents Alfred and Beatrice of Grantham, England, on Oct. 13, 1925. The second of two girls, she lives in a flat over her parents' grocery store, attending local schools and later, Oxford, where she studies chemistry at Somerville College. But her father's involvement in politics – he was a local councillor in her hometown – have an impact on Margaret.