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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 a regular media spokesperson for The National Archives on the annual releases of government files 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 …