Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister, Dead At 87

The iconic female politician was one of the most divisive figures in post-war British politics.

Margaret Thatcher has died of a stroke.

The British leader, one of the most iconic and divisive political figures in British post-war history, who won three elections, died peacefully at The Ritz in London, according to a spokesman. She had been staying at the hotel.

She was not the first woman Prime Minister--that accolade goes to Sri Lanka's Sirimavo Bandaranaike--but she was perhaps the world's best known female leader. Some of her best-known quotes are appearing on Twitter.

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