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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

November 2018

This update adds 17 biographies, accompanied by 3 portrait likenesses. The particular focus is on the first generation of women admitted to the legal profession in the United Kingdom following the passage of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in 1919. These newly-added lives have been curated by Dr Judith Bourne of St Mary’s University, Twickenham.   

Naval Officers of World War I

Andrew Lambert writes about the group portrait titled Naval Officers of World War I , which contains 22 men who held the rank of admiral in the First World War. It was commissioned in October 1918 and restored in September 2014.



NOVEMBER 9, 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

100 years after the end of the First World War, the Oxford DNB presents the life stories of men and women who shaped the conflict and its aftermath.

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

What's new: November 2018

 The latest update, curated by Dr Judith Bourne of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, adds the lives of 17 women involved in the movement to admit women to the legal profession. 

OCTOBER 10, 2018

What's new: October 2018

Discover the global lives and biographies of people connected with communism