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HIST 329: Britain Since 1851

Biographies

Consult biographical dictionaries to get brief information about people, dates and events.
 
"A wide-ranging, comprehensive guide to the political lives of Britain's prime ministers from Sir Robert Walpole to Tony Blair."
"Each entry contains
  • brief biographical information outlining career history and significant dates and events
  • a brief summary of the significance and peculiarities of each prime minister followed by a more descriptive and interpretative account of his or her political life and impact on British politics
  • references and further reading."
Biography Index
REF Z5301.B61 (1946-2011)
 
"Provides a complete overview of the lives and influence of fifty major figures in modern British political history."
 
Oxford Reference Online. Presents English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish monarchs, from mythical and Romano-British rulers to the House of Windsor.
 
Revised edition of the Dictionary of National Biography. Print covers from the earliest times to the year 2000 (60 volumes). Online covers from earliest times to 2004.
 
Who Was Who
REF DA28.W63
Seven volumes (dates are from 1897 to 1980). Companion to Who's Who which has "authoritative biographies of distinguished living Britons".
 
Who's Who in Victorian Britain
REF DA562.E45 2001

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century.

The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors and is updated annually three times.