University of Oxford

Fresh light on British history: the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


The new edition of the Dictionary of National Biography, published by the University, is the culmination of a monumental effort of research. It is a constantly evolving online and printed resource, providing an unrivalled first point of reference on over 56,000 noteworthy contributors to British life. The new DNB has taken an important step towards a rebalancing of the history of the UK through a concerted focus on the contribution of women and of individuals from minority communities.