Margaret Thatcher, known to friends and foes as 'the Iron Lady' passed away today at 87. (AP Photo/File)
Editor of Margaret Thatcher's Autobiography, Iain Dale
As you've been hearing on the news, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke today today at the age of 87.
In April, 1982 Margaret Thatcher addressed the British Parliament and setting the stage for what would eventually be known as the Falklands War.In the end, after much fighting between Argentine and British forces, those Islands did revert back to British rule.
The Iron Lady had burnished her reputation for toughness. For more on Margaret Thatcher's legacy we reached Iain Dale who edited Margaret Thatcher's autobiography, Margaret Thatcher, In Her Own Words.
Fleet Street Photographer, Ken Lennox
Well not many people got to see the Iron Lady up close, but Ken Lennox was one of them. He was picture editor of the News of The World and The Sun for the 9 years. He has also worked in Fleet Street for 30 years, across titles such as The Mirror, The Express and The Today.
And it was while he was a Fleet Street photographer that he managed to take an iconic image of Margaret Thatcher as she left 10 Downing Street for the last time.
This segment was produced by The Current's Pacinthe Mattar and Josh Bloch.
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Last Word - Margaret Thatcher Speech
Before Margaret Thatcher was even prime minister, Thatcher was dubbed "the Iron Lady" by the Soviet press for her tough line on the Soviet Union. The nickname wasn't originally meant as a compliment. But Thatcher turned it into one in a 1976 political speech we heard about earlier. Today's last word goes to Margaret Thatcher, giving that speech.
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