In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher strode onto the world stage alongside US President Ronald Reagan - who became a political and personal friend.
Recognition of her importance as international leader was reflected in the warmth of today's transatlantic tributes.
ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports.
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