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Margaret Thatcher: The Early Years

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"I'm extraordinarily patient, providing I get my own way in the end." - Margaret Thatcher

Love her or hate her, no one can deny that Margaret Thatcher's impact on 20th century.  She rose from a small town to become one of the most powerful women in politics, Britain's 1st woman Prime Minister. She made no apologies for her unflinching attitude. When a Russian defense ministry newspaper derisively nicknamed her 'The Iron Lady' she embraced the title.  But what influence did her early years in Grantham and Oxford have on Margaret. Scandalous Women takes a look at the early years of Margaret Thatcher up to her first election to Parliament in 1959 at the age of 33.

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