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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

September 2018


This update, curated by Dr Henry Summerson, focuses upon the early history of Britain, and adds 27 lives as well as one portrait likeness. Extending from the twelfth to the early seventeenth century, including in its scope royalty, politicians, soldiers, clergy and administrators, as well as both a perpetrator and a victim of murder.

Alexander Bonneville

Alexander Bonneville (d. 1336) was a notorious outlaw who having abjured the realm of England for felony there, became the leader of a band of robbers in France. He was eventually executed as the consequence of a ‘brief but energetic involvement in criminal activity’ which included theft, burglary, and the notorious murder of a royal messenger.



SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

What's new: September 2018

Meet new lives from the 12th to the early 17th century of Britain.

AUGUST 9, 2018

What's new: August 2018

Women and Parliament in the period after 1918.

JULY 12, 2018

What's new: July 2018

Discover new lives with a focus on women in engineering.