Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary of
National Biography (ODNB) includes biographies of noteworthy
inhabitants of the British Isles for the past 2,400 years. From the
4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana (N.B.
exclusive of living people). Search over 50,000 biographies, and
10,000 portrait illustrations. To access the ODNB from home you
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