Update from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

February 16, 2007

This news from the DNB:

IN RECENT MEMORY…
The latest update includes the addition of biographies for 202 individuals who died in 2003. Now stored permanently in cyberspace are the biographies for greats like Sir John Paul Getty, Fritz Spiegl, and Maurice Gibb. For a full list of latest additions, visit:
http://www.oup.com/oxforddnb/info/prelims/title/newlives/

THREE NEW FEATURE ESSAYS…
New articles include “Evangelicals and anti‑slavery,” by Christopher L. Brown, “England, Scotland, and the Acts of Union,” by Alexander Murdoch, and “Proponents and critics of appeasement,” by D.J. Dutton ‑‑ fantastic works that provide greater context for the lives of historical figures. Links to these articles can be found at:
http://www.oup.com/oxforddnb/info/prelims/title/

AND A FREE BIOGRAPHY MAGAZINE & PODCAST–just for fun!
The magazine’s regular features include:
*Six degrees of Francis Bacon: can you make the connection?
*Five lives: be impressed by five high fliers
*Slice in time: this month, “children and childhood” in history
*Plus a gallery of this week’s Lives of the Day and the latest episodes of our biography podcast
http://www.oup.com/oxforddnb/info/freeodnb/magazine/

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