Thatcher's private papers made public

Baroness Thatcher as Prime Minister in 1982 Credit: PA Wire

Margaret Thatcher's 1982 private papers which are kept in Cambridge have been made public for the first time.

They reveal the fiery debates that took place over how the British Government were to respond when Argentina invaded the Falklands.

Until now the backroom deliberations have remained largely private, but now the Marget Thatcher Archive Trust is making them available to the public. They can be viewed online, or at The Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University.

The centre holds more than 1 million documents on Baroness Thatcher, including photographs, press cuttings, and audio and video tapes. Lady Thatcher is the first British Prime Minister whose private and official papers have been released in this way.