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December 30, 2011 12:00 am

1981 archive quiz

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The release of government papers from 1981 – the year of the Brixton and Liverpool riots, Charles and Diana’s marriage, the IRA hunger strikers and swinging public spending cuts – casts a light into cabinet decision-making.

But beyond the domestic discussions, diplomats were also trying to make sense of emerging international figures such as the new French president Francois Mitterand and the incoming Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

Can you match the people with the descriptions in our quiz?

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