England's Many Reactions to Margaret Thatcher's Death

A country known for its stiff upper lip lets loose with tears and champagne.

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Margaret Thatcher was controversial throughout her tenure; it's true even in her death. The Iron Lady died this week, prompting a split reaction. Some Brits mourned her passing with flowers and tears; others toasted with champagne and signs. Below, a look at some of the reactions via Reuters:

A man arrives to lay flowers outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher after her death was announced in London. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)



Revellers celebrate the death of Britain's former prime minister Margaret Thatcher at a party in Brixton, south Londo. (Olivia Harris/Reuters)
Revellers spray a bottle of champagne as they celebrate the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. (David Moir/Reuters)



A woman walks past graffiti daubed on the Free Derry Corner in the Bogside area of Londonderry, northern Ireland. (Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.