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Margaret Thatcher:  A Life of Conviction and Confrontation

By Bloomberg Photos - 2013-04-08T14:56:51Z

Photograph by John Downing/Getty Images

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Assassination Attempt 

Thatcher survived an assassination attempt in 1984 when the Irish Republican Army bombed her hotel in Brighton during the Conservatives’ annual conference, killing five people. She stuck to her schedule and addressed party members the next day.