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

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Thatcher is soon promoted to the cabinet position of Education Secretary, taking the post in 1970 at a time of student radicalism. Though the press gives her a hard time, and her speeches are often met with protests, according to her official website, she is "toughened" by the rocky experience.