Editor's Introduction to the Updates

Each update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) offers new insight into the life and work of the men and women who have shaped Britain's past. These updates are curated, often alongside specialist advisory editors, to feature lives of a specific time, place, occupation, or movement. These introductions give a comprehensive overview of each update, offering the context and history behind the lives chosen. You can download the full introductions in PDF form here.


April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

July 2018

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018