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The Foreign Office, Margaret Thatcher and South Africa, 1979-90

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  • UserProfessor Patrick Salmon (Chief Historian, Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
  • ClockTuesday 07 March 2017, 17:45-19:15
  • HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Rachel E. Holmes.

Apartheid was one of the most contentious issues facing the British government in the 1980s, and Mrs Thatcher became notorious for her hostility to sanctions and the ANC . Recently published documents reveal a more complex story, but do they vindicate the claim that, far from being a friend of apartheid, she did more than anyone to bring it to an end?

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