Britain´s First and Only Female Prime Minister

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3.Life after politics

Shortly after her resignation, she was appointed to the House of Lords, as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, in 1992. In this period, she wrote two books, ‘The Downing Street Years’ and ‘The Path to Power’, published in 1993 and 1995, respectively, both describing her political career. For the first few years after leaning the office she remained extremely active as a public speaker. However, after the death of her husband and one of her dear friends, Ronald Reagan, she became a recluse. Her office in the House of Lords was permanently closed in July 2011, this was the end of her political and public life. In 2002, Thatcher`s book, ‘Statecraft’ was published, in which she descriped her views on international politics. Although she delivered the occasional speech in Britain, her energies were mainly occupied by foreign affairs. She criticized the West’s indifference to the genocide in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Her status remained extraordinarily high in the United States, where she was worshipd as one of the greatest figures of the 20th century. There and in Asia she regularly spoke for large sums to supportive audiences. She raised money for her own Margaret Thatcher Foundation, which spent it on aiding foreign students, on funding a Chair of Enterprise Studies at Cambridge, and on other worthy causes. Margaret Thatcher published two volumes of memoirs. The first, The Downing Street Years (1993), was about her time as Prime Minister. The
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