04/08/2013 08:39 am ET

Margaret Thatcher: Photos Document Iron Lady's Life And Career

Margaret Thatcher, Britain's renowned former prime minister, has died from a stroke on Monday. She was 87.

"It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning," Thatcher's spokesman, Lord Tim Bell, told according to Reuters.

The UK's only female prime minister, Thatcher led the country from 1979 to 1990.

Take a look at some of the incredible photos documenting the Iron Lady's life and career in the slideshow below.