Margaret Thatcher character jug produced by Bairstow Manor Pottery of Hanley, England, in a 2002 limited edition 500. This character jug commemorates the 20th anniversary of the The Falklands War, a ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependencies. Margaret Hilda Thatcher (1925-2013) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the first female British prime minister and the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century. As prime minister, she implemented economic policies that became known as Thatcherism. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. The handled of the jug features an English infantryman holding the English Union Jack. The jug was modeled by Ray Noble.