BY ADELE SAMMARCO
Margaret Thatcher, England’s first and only woman prime minister to date, died Monday following a stroke. She was 87.
Coined the “Iron Lady” by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the trail blazing Thatcher demonstrated long-before her time the challenges of being a working mother and a hard-nosed leader of an entire country. Thatcher led her Conservative party to three election victories from 1979 to 1990, the longest continuous period in office held by any British prime minister since the early 19th century.