What are themes?
The Oxford DNB offers many different theme articles that are your reference companion to British history:
- Reference groups cover the groups, clubs, factions, and movements that shaped our past.
- Reference lists of people from all walks of British history, from kings and queens to captains of the England cricket team.
- Feature essays on topical anniversaries and interesting slices through the Oxford DNB.
These are regularly published public essays on well-known historical groups that make connections between individuals in the Oxford DNB.
More than 320 group essays are now available. Recent additions include the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the Erasmus Circle, participants in the Northern Rising of 1569-70, and the interwar Group Theatre of London. Who were they? How did they work together? What did they achieve?
The ODNB reference lists include:
The ODNB feature essays include:
- Lives of the law
- England's only pope
- Founders of football
- Wales and the Welsh
- Scotland and the Scots