LONDON (AFP) - Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher swiped a page of doodles by then-US President Ronald Reagan at a summit more than 30 years ago, newly released papers revealed on Saturday.

Britain’s only female prime minister to date noticed the US leader sketching during a G7 summit in Canada in 1981 and decided to pocket the drawings, according to a historian who recalled her talking about the doodles. “She had seen him doing it during the meeting,” said Chris Collins, a historian with the Margaret Thatcher Foundation which promotes the former premier’s conservative, free-market philosophy.