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  • During this period of government individual self-sufficiency was promoted
  • The Conservatives went on to win the 1983 election by an overwhelming majority
  • Michael Heseltine challenged her for the leadership, and while she failed to win, he gained 152 votes – enough to make it evident that a crucial minority favoured a change.
  • That was a very difficult blow
  • Though vowing at first to “fight on and fight to win” the second ballot, she was persuaded to withdraw.
  • It was something I didn't expect but ... “We’re in politics, dear.”
  • After speaking to the queen, calling world leaders and making a final speech to the House of Commons, she resigned on Nov. 28, 1990, leaving 10 Downing Street in tears and feeling betrayed.
  • It is true...
  • She died on 8 April 2013 at The Ritz Hotel in London, after suffering a stroke. She received a ceremonial funeral including full military honours, with a church service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • References -Baroness Margaret Thatcher. (s.f.). Recuperado de https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/margaret-thatcher-Gregory, R. Joseph. (s.f.). Margaret Thatcher, ‘Iron Lady’ Who Set Britain on New Course, Dies at 87. Recuperado de https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/world/europe/former-prime-minister-margaret-thatcher-of-britain-has-died.html-Biography | Margaret Thatcher Foundation. (s.f.). Recuperado 7 febrero, 2020, de https://www.margaretthatcher.org/essential/biography.asp
  • Did you now...? She was appointed a life peerage in the House of Lords in the same year, receiving the title of Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.In 1995 she was appointed as Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter, the highest order of Chivalry in the UK.