What's New: July 2022

July 14, 2022

This month’s update adds collective articles on the 39 earls and barons of Scotland who sealed the Declaration of Arbroath, addressed to Pope John XXII in 1320, and the 40 English and Welsh Roman Catholic Martyrs in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who were canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1970. In advance of the Commonwealth Games, there are also surveys of the coverage of the Commonwealth in ODNB as well as the c. 700 lives connected with Birmingham, where the games will be staged. Read the introduction here.

New and updated subjects - June 2022

Brog, Sir William (c.1563–1636), army officer in the Dutch service

Catesby, Mark (1683–1749), naturalist

Leaders of Plaid Cymru (1925–2017)

Leaders of the Scottish National Party (1934–2017)

Sealers of the Declaration of Arbroath

The forty English and Welsh martyrs (fl. 1470s–1670s)

Wedgwood, Hensleigh (1803–1891), philologist

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