Editor's Introduction to the Updates

Each update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) offers new insight into the life and work of the men and women who have shaped Britain's past. These updates are curated, often alongside specialist advisory editors, to feature lives of a specific time, place, occupation, or movement. These introductions give a comprehensive overview of each update, offering the context and history behind the lives chosen. You can download the full introductions in PDF form here.


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