Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the controversial "Iron Lady" who dominated a generation of British politics and won international acclaim for helping to end the Cold War, died following a stroke on Monday. She was 87.
Margaret Thatcher speaks at the National Press Club in Washington in October 1995. Thatcher has died following a stroke, her spokesman Lord Bell says.
World leaders paid tribute to Britain's only woman premier, whose years in office from 1979 to 1990 saw her take on trade unions, go to war in the Falklands and wield her signature handbag against the European Union.