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Text 86 May 3 Sa Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Press Conference in Seoul
PDF 86 May 4 Su Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) G7: No.10 record of conversation (MT, President Reagan) [Libya, Middle East, South Africa, Ireland, Japan, East/West relations, Soviet nuclear accident, EC/US, Korea] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 4 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War, Libya, etc: White House record of conversation (MT, Reagan, Shultz, Regan, Poindexter) [terrorism, Libya, Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland; G7, trade, East/West, Chernobyl, EC enlargement, South Korea] [declassified 2011]
PDF 86 May 5 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Israel: UKE Tel Aviv telegram to FCO ("Prime Minister's visit to Israel: speech") ["...the Prime Minister's stock is very high here... I think [MT] should seek to stretch the limits of what Israelis regard as 'thinkable'"] [declassified Dec 2014]
Text 86 May 5 Mo Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Radio Interview for IRN (Tokyo G7)
Text 86 May 5 Mo Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Press Conference after Tokyo G7
Text 86 May 8 Th Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
Text 86 May 8 Th Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher HC Stmnt: [Tokyo G7 Summit]
PDF 86 May 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Israel: UKE Tel Aviv telegram to FCO ("The Peres 'Marshall Plan'") ["...Peres is sincere in his belief that a major rescue act is required to prevent further economic collapse in the region, the consequence of which could... bring war closer..."; MT visit to Israel in May 1986] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 86 May 9 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Cradock minute to No.10 (“Public opinion and Defence”) [“worrying ignorance of the basic facts on Soviet armaments”] [declassified 2016]
PDF 86 May 12 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“US/Soviet high level consultations”) [Shevardnadze-Hartman talks: Shevardnadze “said that the Soviet Union favoured dialogue but that circumstances were not yet right for a meeting between himself and Shultz”] [released Dec 2015]
Text 86 May 13 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
PDF 86 May 15 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: National Security Council minutes (1830Z) ("US Space Launch Capabilities") (NSC 0131) [proposed NSDD] [declassified Spt 2017]
PDF 86 May 15 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (Hayek MSS) Conservatism: President Reagan letter to Hayek (Birthday wishes) ["We are all indebted to you..."]
PDF 86 May 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War/Central America: National Security Planning Group minutes (1500Z) ("Central America") (NSPG ?0133) [Contadora process - "We need to take steps not to have a bad agreement signed" (Weinberger)] [declassified May 2006]
PDF 86 May 16 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram 593 to FCO (1310Z) (“Gorbachev meeting with Hammer and Gale on 15 May”) [Gorbachev “accused official Washington of exploiting the accident to discredit the Soviet Union”] [released Dec 2015]
PDF 86 May 19 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Cold War: MT message to Mikhail Gorbachev (arms control) ​​​​​​​["political will alone is not enough"] [released 2017]
PDF 86 May 19 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1347 to FCO (2305Z) (“US/Soviet relations”) [“State believe Gorbachev in bitter mood over Western handling of Chernobyl issue”] [released Dec 2015]
PDF 86 May 20 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Howe message to No.10 ("Message from President Reagan") [arms control agreements: the suggested public line] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 20 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Israel: Powell minute to Ingham ("Prime Minister's visit to Israel: Lobby briefing") ["The most important thing about the visit is the fact that it is taking place... we have no illusion that the visit will in itself move the peace process forward significantly"] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 86 May 20 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Libya: MT to Bob Dole (support for US military action) [“the Administration was right to take firm action against terrorism, and I have no reservations about the part which the United Kingdom was able to play”] [released Jan 2017]
PDF 86 May 23 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: President Reagan's message for MT (Compliance with Arms Control Agreements) [declassified 2014]
Text 86 May 23 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher TV Interview for CBS
PDF 86 May 24 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: FCO minute for Powell ("Message for President Reagan: Compliance with Arms Control Agreements") [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 24 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Powell minute to FCO ("Message for President Reagan: Compliance with Arms Control Agreements") [the proposed response] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: President Reagan letter to MT (US/Soviet negotiations and arms control issues) [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: MT message for President Reagan ("SALT Constraints") [revised text] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: MT message for President Reagan ("SALT Constraints") [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: MT message for President Mitterrand and Chancellor Kohl ("SALT Constraints") [President Reagan's announcement on compliance with the SALT II agreement] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Powell message to FCO (draft message to President Reagan on compliance with arms control agreements) [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 26 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Israel: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Palestinian delegation) [MT visit to Israel, May 1986: focus on roles of PLO and Jordan in negotiations with Israeli government] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 86 May 27 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Policy Unit note for press officers ("SALT II Constraints") [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 27 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Israel: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Shimon Peres) [MT visit to Israel, May 1986: meeting with Palestinian delegation; West Bank; Gaza; Lebanon; US hostages; Jordan; USSR; SALT II] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 86 May 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Chancellor Kohl letter to MT (SALT II: President Reagan's statement on compliance with arms control agreements) [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 May 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("South Africa: message from President Botha") ["thoroughly discouraging... no alternative but to continue to support the... [Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group] initiative"; Howe advises against MT reply to Botha; discussions with US; sanctions; Pik Botha proposal to meet with "four leading countries of the [EC]" ] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 May 28 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Syria, Libya, terrorism: NSC notes of conversation (NSC officials, Cradock & Acland) [Syria, Lebanon, terrorism] [declassified 2011]
PDF 86 May 28 We Press Major Commentary (The Times) Cold War: “US scraps subs for Salt treaty” [Reagan “warned Moscow he will no longer abide by the limit of the Salt 2 treaty if the Russians continue to violate it”]
PDF 86 May 29 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“US/Soviet relations: President Reagan’s message to Gorbachev”) [Reagan calls for a second summit] [released Dec 2015]
PDF 86 May 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: UKE Washington telegram 1463 to FCO (2030Z) ("US/South Africa") [report on current political context surrounding Reagan's anticipated response to South African raids] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 May 30 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1461 to FCO (2130Z) (“Invitation to Soviet defence minister to visit the US”) [“to discuss quote the wide gulf on issues related to each other’s military forces, doctrine and intentions unquote”] [released Dec 2015]
Text 86 Jun 3 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
Text 86 Jun 4 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Speech to Conservative Women’s Conference
PDF 86 Jun 6 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: National Security Planning Group minutes (1500Z) ("US-Soviet Relations") (NSPG 0134) [Arms control - Reagan suggests Soviets might view SDI test] [declassified Dec 2005]
PDF 86 Jun 6 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1516 to FCO (1630Z) (“Geneva negotiations: new Soviet proposals”) [“for a ban on ASATS and a ban on the offensive use of defensive systems … such linkage would be bad news”] [released Dec 2015]
PDF 86 Jun 9 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("South Africa: ComGEP") [Eminent Persons Report: "general feeling in the Group was that they were being strung along... unlikely to be able to play any further role... very high risk of increased violence... need to prepare our position as thoroughly - and as quickly - as possible... [Howe] observes... before long we... [will] have exhausted the scope for minor, relatively painless measures"] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jun 10 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Moscow telegram to FCO (“Call on Zagladin: East/West relations”) [proposals for second summit, SALT II] [released Dec 2015]
PDF 86 Jun 12 Th Declassified documents Key Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: National Security Planning Group minutes (1800Z) ("US-Soviet Relations") (NSPG 0135) [Arms control - Reagan, with Weinberger and Shultz, argues for "zero ballistic missiles" tied to SDI deployment] [declassified Dec 2005]
Text 86 Jun 12 Th Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
Text 86 Jun 12 Th Speeches, interviews, etc. Trivial Margaret Thatcher Remarks to American tourists visiting No.10 (Britain is safe)
PDF 86 Jun 14 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: Dr. Armand Hammer letter to Soviet Ambassador to the UK (US/Soviet relations) [follow-up to meeting] [released Jul 2017]
PDF 86 Jun 19 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: UKE Washington telegram 1632 to FCO (2230Z) ("President Reagan's Glassboro Speech: East/West and Arms Control") [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 Jun 19 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: UKE Washington telegram 1633 to FCO (2359Z) ("The President's Glassboro Speech") [implications and analysis] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 Jun 19 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: UKE Washington telegram 1630 to FCO (2225Z) ("US/South Africa") [proceedings in Congress; "the chances of an Administration concession have probably in fact increased"] [declassified Feb 2016]
Text 86 Jun 19 Th Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
PDF 86 Jun 20 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) South Africa: MT message to Ronald Reagan (Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group) ​​​​​​​[hopes the government can be drawn into negotiations] [released 2017]
PDF 86 Jun 20 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: UKE Washington telegram 1650 to FCO (2330Z) ("US/South Africa") [US administration under mounting pressure from Congress to impose sanctions: "[should] be able to hold the line - as long as US allies were equally resolute"; Charles Powell annotation: "monstrous that the Foreign Office have not been following this line"] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jun 20 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: MT letter to President Reagan (South Africa: sanctions and dialogue) ["In preparing for the European meeting on 26/27 June, it would be very helpful to me to have a frank account of your thinking"] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jun 23 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: President Reagan letter to MT (South Africa: sanctions and negotiations) ["I remain opposed to punitive sanctions... I accept your suggestion... of the importance of holding the line together... would be most interested in your views on what we might consider collectively with other countries who Pretoria respects"] [declassified Feb 2016]
Text 86 Jun 23 Mo Declassified documents Key Archive (Reagan Library) South Africa: Reagan letter to Thatcher (concerting policy) [declassified 2000]
PDF 86 Jun 24 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: UKE Washington telegram 1673 to FCO (2205Z) ("President Reagan's Interview with the Los Angeles Times") [new Soviet proposals in Geneva: arms control] [declassified 2014]
PDF 86 Jun 24 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: No.10 record of conversation ("South Africa") [Charles Powell, National Security Council staff members, Walter Raymond & Phil Ringdahl: "as suggested by Admiral Poindexter. I did not learn anything very new"] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jun 24 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1672 to FCO (2200Z) (“US/Soviet relations”) [“apparently no progress on summit dates”] [released Dec 2015]
Text 86 Jun 25 We Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Interview for Forbes Magazine
Text 86 Jun 27 Fr Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Press Conference after Hague European Council
Text 86 Jun 30 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (NSA) South Africa: Ringdahl email to Poindexter (next steps on South Africa) [declassified 1994 or 1995]
PDF 86 Jul 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: UKDEL NATO to FCO ("Gorbachev's Letter to Reagan") [declassified 2015]
PDF 86 Jul 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Mission to Southern Africa") [objectives; schedule] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 1 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: National Security Council minutes (1500Z) ("Program Briefing on SDI") (NSC 0132) [declassified Oct 2012]
PDF 86 Jul 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: UKE Washington telegram 1763 to FCO (2350Z) ("South Africa: US/UK consultations") [US stance on sanctions] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 2 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 1759 to FCO (2240Z) (“US/Soviet relations”) [“there is no progress on fixing a Shultz/Shevardnadze meeting”] [released Dec 2015]
Photo 86 Jul 7 Mo Multimedia Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) White House photos: Nancy Reagan visiting No.10 (1)
Photo 86 Jul 7 Mo Multimedia Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) White House photos: Nancy Reagan visiting No.10 (2)
Photo 86 Jul 7 Mo Multimedia Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) White House photos: Nancy Reagan visiting No.10 (3)
Text 86 Jul 7 Mo Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher TV Interview for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
PDF 86 Jul 10 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Cold War: Mikhail Gorbachev message to MT (Soviet-American summit) ​​​​​​​["no breakthrough, or even a change for the better in the international situation, is yet apparent"] [released 2017]
PDF 86 Jul 10 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: Gorbachev letter to MT (UK/Soviet/US Relations) [scene-setting for MT meeting with Shevarnadze, and invitation to MT to visit USSR] [released Jul 2017]
PDF 86 Jul 10 Th Declassified documents Key Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: Gorbachev message to MT (visit of Soviet Minister for Foreign Affairs to London: arms control) [message delivered personally to MT by Shevardnadze] [released Dec 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 10 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: UKE Moscow telegram 840 to FCO (0600Z) ("Soviet Foreign Minister's Visit to London: Background") [briefing for Howe: "assessments of the man, the priorities of the Soviet leadership and Soviet objectives for the visit"] [released Dec 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 11 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Malcolm Fraser letter to MT (negotiations with the South African Government) [analysis of why the Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons' negotiations failed & of necessary measures for successful negotiations; MT: "More to do with Malcolm than S. Africa!"] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 11 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: FCO record of conversation ("Secretary of State's meeting with President Machel") [UK/Mozambique relations; negotiations with S. African govt] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 11 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Malcolm Fraser letter to MT ("Southern Africa") [Howe visit to Southern Africa; analysis of Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons' negotiations breakdown; views on the way forward; sanctions] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 11 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: UKE Washington telegram 1835 to FCO (2126Z) ("Soviet Foreign Minister's Visit to London, 14-15 July") [US/Soviet relations; key points to raise wiht Shevardnadze] [released Dec 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 14 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Admiral Poindexter telegram to Powell (MT-Reagan privacy channel exchanges) [their recent messages on South Africa reached US Ambassador from a source in London, not from Washington] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 14 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: No.10 briefing for MT ("Meeting with Shevardnadze") [main issues] [released Dec 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 14 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Howe, Shevardnadze, Cartledge) [message from Gorbachev ; East/West relations & arms control; human rights; terrorism; Afghanistan; Chernobyl] [released Dec 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 15 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: National Security Planning Group minutes (1500Z) ("Military Purposes Served by Nuclear Testing") (NSPG 0136) [value of testing; need to give the people the facts] [declassified Feb 2006]
Text 86 Jul 15 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
PDF 86 Jul 16 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: General Obasanjo letter to MT (Geoffrey Howe's mission to South Africa) ["exercise in futility"; Powell: "a disappointing and frankly unacceptable reply"; MT notes that it was Obasanjo who had suggested to her that she try to persuade Botha to release Mandela] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 17 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: UKE Washington record of conversations (2359Z) (Howe, Shultz; Howe, Lugar) [US measures against South Africa; negotiations with South African Government; US investment in/withdrawal from South Africa; Commonwealth meeting; Congresional action; US ban on landing rights] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 18 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: UKE Washington record of conversation (2045Z) (Howe, Reagan, Shultz) [extradition treaty; South Africa: sanctions; Communist penetration of the ANC; Soviet Union/Gorbachev] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 19 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: No.10 minute to MT (Foreign Secretary's visit to Washington) [US stance on sanctions] [declassified Feb 2016]
Text 86 Jul 19 Sa Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher Interview for Sunday Telegraph
PDF 86 Jul 20 Su Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: President Reagan letter to MT (the latest Soviet arms control proposals) [declassified 2015]
PDF 86 Jul 22 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: Gorbachev letter to Whitelaw (East/West relations) [plea for constructive relations] [released Jul 2017]
PDF 86 Jul 22 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: UKE Moscow telegram 899 to FCO (1530Z) ("Foreign Minister Genscher's Visit to Moscow: Community Briefing by German Political Director on Talk with Gorbachev and First Session with Shevardnadze") [released Jul 2017]
Text 86 Jul 22 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Margaret Thatcher House of Commons PQs
PDF 86 Jul 23 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: Powell minute for MT ("Arms Control") [a draft message to President Reagan] [declassified 2015]
PDF 86 Jul 23 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Defence: FCO minute for Powell ("Arms Control: President Reagan's Proposed Response to Mr Gorbachev") [declassified 2015]
PDF 86 Jul 23 We Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: FCO record of conversation (Howe, P.W. Botha) ["A difficult and at times heated discussion... Botha said that he was not clear what the purpose of... [Howe's] mission was, and would not have received him but for his regard for [MT]... [Botha read] from a prepared statement"; sanctions; Mandela; suspension of violence ] [declassified Feb 2016]
PDF 86 Jul 23 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Reagan Library) Cold War: USE London to State Department ("Thatcher desire to see the President before any summit with Gorbachev") [Powell says she may propose mid-Nov visit, possibly over a weekend] [declassified 2008]

Documents lie at the core of this website, each one dated and sorted chronologically (by default) in search results. Most are images in PDF format of original paper documents scanned or filmed for the site. There also transcripts of speeches and interviews, press articles, photos, videos, and more. The document database contains tens of thousands of items and permits complex searching.

Files are multi-page PDFs from which most of the documents on the site are selected. All of Mrs Thatcher’s official files from No.10 are available in full on this site (paper copies are stored at the National Archives in the series PREM19), as well as most of those of Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson as Chancellor (stored at TNA as series T639 and T640).

Guides are articles about key events and topics. Many were written to accompany annual releases of Mrs Thatcher’s private and party papers at the Churchill Archive Centre in Cambridge.

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