Oxford DNB Quarterly Update

June 13, 2007

The latest update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is now available. The update includes 73 new biographies with a focus on Empire and Commonwealth and the pre-Reformation church including:

*Sarala Devi Chaudhurani (1872-1945), political activist and campaigner for women’s rights in India
*Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984), poet in Pakistan
*Ne Win (1911-2002), military ruler in Burma

Additionally, 50 new group essays have been added. Group essays cover the history of well-known groups, clubs, or gangs that have shaped British history. New essays this month include:

*The Lunar Society (act.1788)
*Monks of the Screw (act. 1779-1789)
*Nelson’s ‘band of brothers’ (act. 1798)

The new issue of the DNB Magazine is also available with an essay about who all those people are on the cover of the Seargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Cool! The Magazine also includes a podcast that recently has discussed Mdme. Tussaud and George Harrison.

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