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What’s New: June 2024

This month’s update adds sixteen new articles, ranging over four centuries, with a special focus on regions and localities: including dynasties of Scottish whisky distillers and south Yorkshire ironmasters; a Ross-shire clan chief; a Hertfordshire collector of recipes;  a Barnard Castle reformer; a Lancashire landscape painter; a Dewsbury weaver and trade unionist; a Stoke-on-Trent porcelain manufacturer; an Ulverston collector of surnames; a Glastonbury educationist and playwright; a central London landlord and an outer London architect; and a businesswoman who owned a leading group of local newspapers.

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Buckton, Alice Mary (1867–1944), educationist and playwright

An innovative educationist and successful playwright, Alice Buckton settled in Glastonbury, Somerset, attracted by its sacred sites and spiritual traditions, which she did much to promote and preserve. She wrote the screenplay and appeared in a film made in 1922 depicting episodes from Glastonbury’s history.

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JUNE 13, 2024

What's New: June 2024

Welcome to the 111th update of the Oxford DNB, which adds sixteen new articles, containing sixteen new lives, with a special focus on regions and localities in Britain. 

MAY 9, 2024

What's New: May 2024

Welcome to the 110th update of the Oxford DNB, which adds thirteen new articles, containing fourteen new lives, with a special focus on women artists. 

APRIL 9, 2024

2024 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The April 2024 of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) adds new biographies of 276 men and women who died in the year 2020.