Highlights of the latest updates
Since 2005, regular updates to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) online have extended the Dictionary’s coverage to now include biographies of tens of thousands of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.
The Oxford DNB is now updated regularly throughout the year, extending coverage into the 21st century, whilst also adding new biographies across all historical periods. Highlights from the latest update can be found below, plus details of other recent updates.
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Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805): by Sir William Beechey, 1800. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Nyree Dawn Porter (1936–2001): by Vivienne, 1960s. © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
Constantine I (272/33–337): head. photograph: AKG London
Anne (c. 1500–1536): by unknown artist, late 16th cent. [original, c.1533–6]. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965): by Walter Sickert, 1927. © courtesy Estate of Walter Sickert; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
Eileen Forrester Agar (1899–1991): self-portrait, 1927. © Estate of Eileen Agar; collection National Portrait Gallery, London