Gill Bennett

Gill Bennett

FCDO Historian

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2nd March 2021 London, UK

Gill Bennett

by Gill Bennett

FCDO Historian

Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev: a view from the Foreign Office archives

Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher

Marking the 90th birthday of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Gill Bennett recalls how the late Tony Bishop, FCO Russian specialist, recorded Gorbachev’s first talks with Margaret Thatcher, when he acted as interpreter. ‘For heaven’s sake, try and find me a young Russian!’ This, according to Tony Bishop, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) principal […]

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About Gill Bennett

Formerly Chief Historian of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Senior Editor of the Foreign Office official history of postwar foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas, 1995 to 2005.…

Formerly Chief Historian of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Senior Editor of the Foreign Office official history of postwar foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas, 1995 to 2005. Gill was a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 2002 to 2003 and formerly Assistant Editor of Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919 to 1939.