Ex-British PM Margaret Thatcher breaks arm in fall

June 12, 2009 14:21

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recovering after breaking her arm in a fall. Thatcher's office said the 83-year-old politician fractured a bone in her upper arm after tripping at home early Friday. She was treated at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and released. Britain's first female prime minister, Thatcher led Britain from 1979 until 1990. She was made Baroness Thatcher and entered the House of Lords but cut down on her workload in March 2002 after suffering a series of minor strokes.

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