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Margaret Collection

"Margaret: A Name Woven into History's Tapestry" From the formidable Margaret Thatcher, who reshaped British politics in the 20th century

Background imageMargaret Collection: Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Prime Ministers of Great Britain
Winston Churchill, James Callaghan, John Major, Harold Macmillan, Tony Blair, Harold Wilson, Alec Douglas Hume, Gordon Brown, Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher - Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
MARGARET THATCHER nee ROBERTS First woman to be British Prime Minister (Conservative) 1979-90

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret Thatcher 1925-

Margaret Thatcher 1925-
MARGARET THATCHER nee ROBERTS First woman to be British Prime Minister (Conservative) 1979-90

Background imageMargaret Collection: VE day. Winston churchill with the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

VE day. Winston churchill with the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 8 May 1945

Background imageMargaret Collection: Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2

Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2
Group photo on board HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imageMargaret Collection: St Margaret of Scotland

St Margaret of Scotland
ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND Queen of Malcolm III (1069), intelligent, beautiful, and devout, with a taste for fine clothes

Background imageMargaret Collection: Royal family as a happy group of dog lovers, 1937. Artist: Michael Chance

Royal family as a happy group of dog lovers, 1937. Artist: Michael Chance
The royal family forming a happy group of dog lovers; with their Tibetan lion dog, labradors, and corgis, 1937. A print from the Illustrated London News: Coronation Record Number, London, 1937

Background imageMargaret Collection: Tatler front cover featuring Princess Elizabeth & Margaret o

Tatler front cover featuring Princess Elizabeth & Margaret o
Front cover of The Tatler featuring the fourteenth birthday picture of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) together with her sister, Princess Margaret Rose

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou
MARGARET OF ANJOU Queen of Henry VI, she played an active part in the Wars of the Roses. Date: 1430 - 1482

Background imageMargaret Collection: Mary Pinnock as Ophelia by Julia Margaret Cameron

Mary Pinnock as Ophelia by Julia Margaret Cameron
Ophelia (Mary Pinnock) by Julia Margaret Cameron. Date: 1867

Background imageMargaret Collection: MARGARET MOLLY BROWN (1867-1932). The Unsinkable Molly Brown

MARGARET MOLLY BROWN (1867-1932). The Unsinkable Molly Brown. American socialite, philanthropist, activist, and survivor of the Titanic. Photographed c1890

Background imageMargaret Collection: Tatler front-cover: Princess Margaret

Tatler front-cover: Princess Margaret
A delightful portrait of Princess Margaret to mark her trip to Trinidad where she performed the opening ceremonies of the new Federal Government of the West Indies

Background imageMargaret Collection: HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class

HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class. 1940s

Background imageMargaret Collection: VE Day - royal family and Churchill on balcony

VE Day - royal family and Churchill on balcony
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) together with their daughters, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) in ATS uniform and Princess Margaret Rose, and Prime Minister

Background imageMargaret Collection: The Royal Family of Great Britain 1897

The Royal Family of Great Britain 1897 (the year of Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee). 1897

Background imageMargaret Collection: Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot

Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot
A scene of excitement in the royal box at Royal Ascot when the Queens colt, Choir Boy, won the Royal Hunt Cup on 17 June 1953, a fortnight after the Coronation

Background imageMargaret Collection: Cross section of the royal yacht Britannia

Cross section of the royal yacht Britannia
A diagrammatic drawing of H.M.V Britannia, the royal yacht, first launched in 1953 and decommissioned in 1997. Featured in the Royal Wedding Number of The Illustrated London News in May 1960 as it

Background imageMargaret Collection: WIZARD OF OZ, 1939. Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West and Judy Garland as Dorothy

WIZARD OF OZ, 1939. Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West and Judy Garland as Dorothy

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret Morris, 1931

Margaret Morris, 1931
Photographic portrait of Margaret Morris (1891-1980), the English dancer and teacher, in costume for her Hungarian Rhapsody, 1931

Background imageMargaret Collection: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret - George V Silver Jubilee

Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret - George V Silver Jubilee
Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose waiting before the start of the Thanksgiving Service marking King George Vs Silver Jubilee at St. Pauls Cathedral, London. Date: 1935

Background imageMargaret Collection: Royal family at home, special sitting for ILN, May 1942

Royal family at home, special sitting for ILN, May 1942
The Royal Family at home. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are seen chatting, Princess Elizabeth, just sixteen is knitting (for the troops)

Background imageMargaret Collection: Tatler Royal Wedding Souvenir Number, 1960

Tatler Royal Wedding Souvenir Number, 1960
Front cover of The Tatler celebrating the royal wedding between Princess Margaret and Tatler photographer, Anthony Armstrong-Jones (later Earl Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 1960

Background imageMargaret Collection: The Queen with a Land-Rover at Badminton Horse Trials

The Queen with a Land-Rover at Badminton Horse Trials
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family stand by a Land-Rover, with their host, the Duke of Beautfort, at the Badminton Three-day Horse Trials. Date: 1956

Background imageMargaret Collection: GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. American poster, 1939, featuring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. American poster, 1939, featuring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, for the film Gone with the Wind after the novel by Margaret Mitchell

Background imageMargaret Collection: WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 MGM

WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 MGM production of The Wizard of Oz

Background imageMargaret Collection: VE Day. Outside Buckingham Palace

VE Day. Outside Buckingham Palace
Crowds seen cheering and waving outside the gates of Buckingham Palace on May 8th 1945 (VE Day). George V and Queen Mary with Princeses Elizabeth

Background imageMargaret Collection: St Margaret Clitherow

St Margaret Clitherow
Saint MARGARET CLITHEROW (nee Middleton), respectable but Catholic housewife of York convicted of harbouring priests, crushed to death with those weights 24 March 1586

Background imageMargaret Collection: No 4056 Princess Margaret

No 4056 Princess Margaret
4-6-0 Star Class Locomotive. Built 1914

Background imageMargaret Collection: Duchess of Newcastle

Duchess of Newcastle
MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE Here described as the Marchioness, though the horse seems marginally more important

Background imageMargaret Collection: English politician. Photographed at her home in Chelsea, England, 1975

English politician. Photographed at her home in Chelsea, England, 1975, shortly before being named leader of
MARGARET THATCHER (1925- ). English politician. Photographed at her home in Chelsea, England, 1975, shortly before being named leader of the Conservative Party

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret of Anjou / Shaw

Margaret of Anjou / Shaw
MARGARET OF ANJOU queen of Henry VI, daughter of Rene d Anjou, - with her court from a tapestry in St Marys Hall, Coventry

Background imageMargaret Collection: Henley Regatta 1955

Henley Regatta 1955
The final of the Ladies Challenge Plate. The Queens College Cambridge eight defeat their opponents from Lady Margaret College, Cambridge

Background imageMargaret Collection: The Houses of York and Lancaster, their Origin and Re-Union, Genealogy of the Kings from Edward

The Houses of York and Lancaster, their Origin and Re-Union, Genealogy of the Kings from Edward III to Henry VII
973055 The Houses of York and Lancaster, their Origin and Re-Union, Genealogy of the Kings from Edward III to Henry VII, with their Armorial Bearings and Badges (coloured engraving)

Background imageMargaret Collection: Countess of Warwick at sons wedding

Countess of Warwick at sons wedding
The Countess of Warwick, Frances Evelyn Maynard, Lady Brooke, leaving St Margarets Church, Westminster, after the marriage of her son Lord Brooke (Leopold Guy Francis Maynard Greville)

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret Grace Bondfield

Margaret Grace Bondfield
MARGARET GRACE BONDFIELD English shopworker, socialist, entered politics, opposed World War One, rose to become Britains first woman cabinet minister. Photo circa 1824

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
Portrait of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister 1979-1990

Background imageMargaret Collection: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
Portrait of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister 1979-1990

Background imageMargaret Collection: WIZARD OF OZ, 1939. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) melting away

WIZARD OF OZ, 1939. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) melting away

Background imageMargaret Collection: HMS Queen Emma before D-Day, WW2

HMS Queen Emma before D-Day, WW2. circa 1944

Background imageMargaret Collection: British Actress Margaret Rutherford

British Actress Margaret Rutherford
Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford, DBE (1892-1972) - British character actress of stage, television and film, probably best known for her later career as Agatha Christies character Miss Marple

Background imageMargaret Collection: A crowd of about 100, including a fair sprinkling of undergraduates

A crowd of about 100, including a fair sprinkling of undergraduates, saw Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret arrive at Stanley Woolstons antique shop in St Andrews Street

Background imageMargaret Collection: King George Vs Silver Jubilee, 1935, (1937). Creator: Unknown

King George Vs Silver Jubilee, 1935, (1937). Creator: Unknown
King George Vs Silver Jubilee, 1935, (1937). The Duke and Duchess of York with their children Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose and the Duke and Duchess of Kent leaving St

Background imageMargaret Collection: Mary Casson - Sir Gerald du Maurier in Barries Dear Brutus

Mary Casson - Sir Gerald du Maurier in Barries Dear Brutus
J. M. Barries fantasy, Dear Brutus - 1929 performance - Mary Casson (1914-2009) in the role of Margaret, about to have her portrait painted by Sir Gerald du Maurier (1873-1934)

Background imageMargaret Collection: Royals leaving St. Pauls - Silver Jubilee of King George V

Royals leaving St. Pauls - Silver Jubilee of King George V on May 6th, 1935. The Duke and Duchess of York and their children with the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the Bishop of London. Date: 1935

Background imageMargaret Collection: HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class

HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class. 1940s

Background imageMargaret Collection: HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class

HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class. circa 1940s

Background imageMargaret Collection: The British Royal Family - King George VI and family

The British Royal Family - King George VI and family
The British Royal Family - King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth (late Queen Elizabeth II - pictured wearing an ATS hat) and Princess Margaret

Background imageMargaret Collection: Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London

Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London
Woman police officer (Margaret Miles) in a London street, wearing the new style Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s



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"Margaret: A Name Woven into History's Tapestry" From the formidable Margaret Thatcher, who reshaped British politics in the 20th century, to the elegant Princess Margaret gracing Tatler front covers, this name has left an indelible mark on our collective memory. Born in 1925, Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female Prime Minister and a symbol of strength and determination. As VE Day celebrations erupted across London, Winston Churchill stood alongside the Royal Family on Buckingham Palace's balcony, including young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Speaking of Tatler covers, one featured a radiant Princess Elizabeth with her sister Margaret - two figures destined for extraordinary lives. But let us not forget St. Margaret of Scotland or even dancer-choreographer Margaret Morris from 1931; these women too have contributed their own unique chapters to history. Delving further back in time reveals another influential figure bearing this name - Queen consort Margaret of Anjou. Her role during the tumultuous Wars of the Roses shaped England's destiny forever. As we reflect on moments captured by Julia Margaret Cameron's lens – such as Mary Pinnock embodying Ophelia – we are reminded that art too immortalizes those named Margaret. Finally, casting our gaze back to George V Silver Jubilee brings forth images of young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret standing beside their royal family members—a testament to tradition and continuity within Great Britain. Intriguingly diverse yet united by a common thread—Margaret—the individuals associated with this name have carved out their places in history’s grand narrative.