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Abstract: Margaret Thatcher The essay explores the life, times and legacy of Margaret Thatcher, the most outstanding female in the 20th century. The controlling idea is that she was a woman with great ambition, endeavour and determination to overcome difficulties of reaching her dream. Her ambition gained her trust from others gradually and made her the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She struck to sweep away a great prejudice against the mere idea of having a woman as an important political member . As a Prime Minister, she determinedly made three notable achievements to Britain. She won admiration from all over the world. Thus, she should be remembered to all. Margaret Thatcher: Britain’s “Iron…show more content…
According to her own words, “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”(Brainy Quote Website) Life Margaret Hilda Roberts, was born on October 13, 1925 in a grocer’s family in Grantham, a quiet old town in the dullest county of England. Later on December 13, 1951, she married Denis Thatcher and became Mrs.Thatcher. Early at the age of ten, Margaret had shown her special interest in political activities. There was a heated election contest that year, which made many men stop in at her father’s shop and discussed politics. When Margaret was helping her father one evening, she listened eagerly to the discussion and even dared to ask to offer assistants to the cause. So she was given a job of delivering a list to her father’s political party on the day of election. On the list were names of those who had already cast their ballots. Standing outside the place where people were voting, she felt thrilled. Later she attended Oxford and was excitingly involved with political discussions in OUCA(Oxford University Conservative Association). Miss Margaret Roberts’ many tough questions on many different topics enlivened OUCA meetings, which won her the favor from some of her fellow students. During her third year at Oxford, she became the first woman ever to be chosen as OUCA’s president. Later she decided to be
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