The Thatcher family pictured in 1979
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The public and private face of Margaret Thatcher

Baroness Thatcher, Britain's first female premier, was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and won three successive general elections.

She has died "peacefully" after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London.

For BBC Newsnight, Martha Kearney examines the multi-faceted images of womanhood that Lady Thatcher portrayed over the years - mother, housewife, flirt and warrior.

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