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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: April 2020

This month’s update contains 13 articles, recording women’s lives in a variety of spheres – from accountancy and education to domestic service and musical comedy – in the transformative period of suffrage and after. Read the introduction by Lyndsey Jenkins and summary of new content here.

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Edith Mary Oldham Ellis [née Lees] (1861–1916)

 Writer and lecturer Edith Ellis was one of the New Women who challenged ideas about women’s roles and responsibilities at the turn of the twentieth century.

 

 

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APRIL 9, 2020

What's new: April 2020

This month’s update contains 13 articles, recording women’s lives in a variety of spheres – from accountancy and education to domestic service and musical comedy – in the transformative period of suffrage and after. Read the introduction by Lyndsey Jenkins and the summary of new content here.

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

What's new: February 2020

This month’s update adds 20 lives of outstanding figures from the nursing profession in the twentieth century, curated by Teresa Doherty of the Royal College Of Nursing. Read her introduction and the summary of new content here.

JANUARY 9, 2020

2020 Update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

 Meet the 226 men and women who died in the year 2016.