Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s reshaper, dies at 87 ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Hulton Archive Prime minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain rode down Downing Street in London at the start of her third term in office. Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images/File 1950 Miss Margaret Roberts worked as a research chemist in 1950. AFP/Getty Images/File/1979 Thatcher waved as she arrived to take office at 10 Downing Street in London with her husband, Denis. JOHNNY EGGITT/AFP/Getty Images/File 1989 Thatcher, known as the "Iron Lady" who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on April 8, 2013. AP/File/1984 Thatcher posed with Mikhail Gorbachev in London in 1984. J. Scott Applewhite/AP/File 1985 Thatcher met with her friend and political ally President Ronald Reagan during a visit to the White House in 1985. CHRIS SCHWARZ/The Canadian Press/AP File/1984 Thatcher was greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau outside 10 Downing Street in London in 1984. LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images/File 2010 Thatcher waving to photographers as she stood with Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010.