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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

A HUMBLE BEGINNING

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.