No. 136 – The Iron Lady

Bottom panel: Margaret Thatcher speaking at the 1982 Conservative Party Conference, Brighton, UK (image ©Rex Features)

Lady Shirley Brown (highlighted) from prog 1’s Invasion! drawn by Jesús Blasco (1919–1995) vs. Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013)

Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, FRIC* (née Roberts) served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Dubbed the “Iron Lady” by a Soviet journalist, it became a nickname associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.

*British chivalric orders, orders of merit, fellowships and bodies: LG: Most Noble Order of the Garter, OM: Order of Merit, PC: Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, FRS: Fellowship of the Royal Society, FRIC: Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry

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