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Mark Dunton

Mark Dunton joined The National Archives (formerly Public Record Office) in 1983 and has in-depth knowledge and experience of researching public records, specialising in post-1945 Britain.

Mark has given many public talks, many of which are available to download as podcasts from the National Archives website, and has been TNA media spokesperson on the annual release of government files under the 30-year rule since 2006. Mark has a BA in History from Exeter University, an MA in Archives and Records Management from University College London and an MA in War Studies from King's College London. His research interests include post-1945 British political, social and economic history and the policies of the Heath government in the early 1970s.

Sounds familiar? Prime Minister’s Office records and Cabinet Papers from 1985-86

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Margaret and Denis Thatcher on a visit to Northern Ireland PREM 19/1547

Today's release of Prime Minister’s Office records and Cabinet Papers from 1985-1986 covers the mid-point of the Thatcher premiership. If this period is beyond your living memory, you might be tempted to think that the files would reflect the Thatcher revolution …