The life of Margaret Thatcher

Regarded by many as the country’s most important peacetime leader of the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain with a conservative free-market revolution. The ‘Iron Lady’ was known as much for her formidable persona as her polarizing policies. Below is a timeline of her remarkable life:

Full obituary | Photos of Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ | Notable deaths of 2013

Sources: Times research, Historic World Leaders (1994), Associated Press

Credits: Emily Alpert, Carol Williams, Evan Wagstaff, TimelineSetter