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British Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher, swinging from a hoist during a visit to the Royal Navy. 16 Aug 1983. Original Publication: People Disc - HW0277 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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1945: Future British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher with her parents and sister, Muriel. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, nee Roberts, as the Conservative candidate for Dartford, Kent, and before she married husband Denis. 24 Jan 1950. (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, nee Roberts, as the Conservative candidate for Dartford, Kent, and before she married husband Denis. 24 Jan 1950. (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)

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Conservative politician and future prime minister Margaret Hilda Thatcher, wiping dishes whilst a nurse looks on. 24 Jan 1950. (Photo by Chris Ware/Getty Images)

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24th January 1950: When not engaged in her political work in Dartford (Kent) where she is standing as Tory candidate, Miss Margaret Roberts, youngest candidate for the general election, is busy with her work as a research chemist. Margaret Roberts went on to become Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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circa 1950: Conservative candidate Margaret Roberts accompanies four voters on the piano in a sing-song after a brief political argument in the bar of The Bull Inn, Dartford. (Margaret Roberts married Denis Thatcher and went on to become Prime Minister.) (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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circa 1950: Conservative candidate Margaret Roberts accompanies four voters on the piano in a sing-song after a brief political argument in the bar of The Bull Inn, Dartford. (Margaret Roberts married Denis Thatcher and went on to become Prime Minister.) (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, nee Roberts, Conservative politician and future Prime Minister on her wedding day, with husband Denis (1915 - 2003). The dress was in royal blue velvet, the halo-styled hat was trimmed with ostrich feathers. 13 Dec 1951. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Getty Images)

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7th December 1962: Conservative MP Margaret Thatcher has fun on a ski run in Battersea Park with instructor Joe Hoki. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images)

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1970: British conservative politician Margaret Thatcher. (Photo by A. Jones/Express/Getty Images)

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Conservative politician Margaret Thatcher with a finger on her nose and arm in the air, at the Cartoonist pub in London to receive the Gold Joker Award. 04 May 1976. (Photo by Angela Deane-Drummond/Getty Images)

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November 1976: Conservative party leader Margaret Thatcher makes a 'victory' sign outside her home in Chelsea, London. (Photo by John Minihan/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

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Conservative Party Leader Margaret Hilda Thatcher, nee Roberts, looking through the jobs on a visit to the Finchley job centre. 29 Oct 1977. (Photo by Mike Lawn/Getty Images)

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21st August 1978: British Conservative leader, Margaret Thatcher, tries a Heads Up Display helmet at the Marconi Avionics plant in Gravesend, Kent. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher takes the applause during the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, 10th October 1980. (Photo by Geoff Bruce/Central Press/Getty Images)

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher talking to Geoffrey Howe during the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, 10th October 1980. (Photo by Geoff Bruce/Central Press/Getty Images)

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4th November 1981: British Conservative Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, with Geoffrey Howe, Keith Joseph, John Nott, Norman Tebbit on the Conservative front bench in the House of Commons. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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21st May 1982: British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, leaving Downing Street after the announcement that British Forces have landed on the Falkland Islands. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis (1915 - 2003, left) visit Stanley Junior School, Stanley in the Falkland Islands, 1983. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher poses inside Number 10 Downing Street in London, England on April 01, 1984. (Photo by Express/Getty Images)

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British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher shares a joke with American President Ronald Reagan, at No. 10 Downing Street, London. 05 Jun 1984. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, nee Roberts, Conservative Prime Minister celebrating at the Tory Party Conference in 1985. (Photo by Gary Stone/Getty Images)

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French President Francois Mitterrand (L) and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher deliver a press conference after the Franco-British summit, on November 18, 1985 in London. (Photo by DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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PANGBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: Former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher stands outside the Falkand Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College on June 14, 2007 in Berkshire, England. Commemorations to mark the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands by British Military forces are taking place in the United Kingdon and The Falkland Islands. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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LONDON - SEPTEMBER 10: Baroness Margaret Thatcher arrives at the UK Commemorative Service for Northern Ireland Operations at St Paul's Catherderal on September 10, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Baroness Thatcher waves from the front door of her home after returning from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital following an operation on her broken arm on June 29, 2009 in London, England. The former Prime Minister has had a pin placed in her shoulder after suffering a fall at home two weeks ago. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher (C) poses for a photography with Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R) and his wife Sarah (L) outside 10, Downing Street in London following a meeting to unveil a specially commissioned portrait of Thatcher on November, 23, 2009. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher waits for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to address the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster on May 25, 2010 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the new coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. Laws expected to be introduced in the coming Parliamentary year are thought to include new voting reforms, repeal of identity card legislation and new powers for parents to start their own schools. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: British Prime Minister David Cameron greets former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher on the steps of Number 10 Downing Street on June 8, 2010 in London, England. Baroness Thatcher served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Former prime minster Baroness Thatcher waits to greet Pope Benedict XVI at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2010 in London, United Kingdom. During the four day state visit Pope Benedict will celebrate mass, conduct a prayer vigil as well as beatify Cardinal Newman at an open air mass in Cofton Park. His Holiness has met The Queen in Scotland as well as political and religious representatives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Former British Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Baroness Thatcher, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg await Pope Benedict XVI in Westminster Hall on September 17, 2010 in London, United Kingdom. During the four day state visit Pope Benedict will celebrate mass, conduct a prayer vigil as well as beatify Cardinal Newman at an open air mass in Cofton Park. His Holiness has met The Queen in Scotland as well as political and religious representatives. (Photo by Tim Ireland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Former British Prime Ministers Sir John Major and Baroness Thatcher, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg await Pope Benedict XVI in Westminster Hall on September 17, 2010 in London, United Kingdom. During the four day state visit Pope Benedict will celebrate mass, conduct a prayer vigil as well as beatify Cardinal Newman at an open air mass in Cofton Park. His Holiness has met The Queen in Scotland as well as political and religious representatives. (Photo by Tim Ireland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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