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What's new: June 2021

This month’s update includes a survey of 300 ODNB lives connected with Coventry, UK City of Culture in 2021; and also links thirty-nine lives representing the West India interest, adding four new lives. Read the introduction and the survey of Coventry lives here.

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Holland, Philemon (1552–1637), translator

 The translator, Philemon Holland, spent nearly sixty years in Coventry, where he was second master of the grammar school and became a byword for weighty erudition. His translations made some of the major works to have survived from classical antiquity available to the growing body of people who could read English fluently but Latin with difficulty if at all. Over 8000 quotations from his works are cited in the Oxford English Dictionary.

 

 

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JUNE 10, 2021

What's New: June 2021

This month’s update includes a survey of 300 ODNB lives connected with Coventry, UK City of Culture in 2021; and also links thirty-nine lives representing the West India interest, adding four new lives. Read the introduction and the survey of Coventry lives here.

MAY 13, 2021

What's New: May 2021

This month's update adds eighteen lives focused on Early Modern Women and particularly on the adaptions of underground catholic lay culture in the face of religious turbulence and persecution in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Read the introduction here.

APRIL 7, 2021

What's New: April 2021

The month’s update adds twelve new lives, featuring six key figures in the history of dyslexia, who laid the scientific grounds for its identification as a learning disorder and pioneered its treatment, introduced by Margaret J. Snowling. There are also new biographies of four nurses, a midwife, and an athletics coach. Read the introduction here.