Biographies of more than 56,000 men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times. No living person is included in the dictionary. This is the online edition of a 60-volume print set that can be found at Carrier Reference DA28 .O95.
From the publisher: "The Oxford DNB provides accurate, concise and readable articles on noteworthy people from all walks of life. Entries offer detailed and extensive biographical information drawn from primary and secondary sources and range from a few dozen to 35,000 words in length. With more than 10,000 illustrations, researched in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Oxford DNB is also the largest selection of national portraiture ever published."