Today has seen the joint release of Cabinet Office files predominantly from 1991(CAB and PREM) with some previously retained files from Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister, and files from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
CAB and PREM files cover all the main events of the period, such as the Gulf War, the introduction of a council tax, the parole position of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, and the Lockerbie bombing. Foreign and Commonwealth Office files span a wide range of regions and topics, from Europe to Australia, via the Middle East and the Office of the Governor of Spandau Prison.
We’re taking a different angle and looking at the culinary episodes found in some of the files: prison table manners in Spandau, haute cuisine in Kuwait during the siege, and the (wine) cases of Mr Marples. Continue reading »