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English Literature since 1800: a library research guide: History: General Background

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Subtitled "The people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond," the Oxford DNB covers noteworthy people in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles and British history worldwide (e.g.,/Benjamin Franklin Empress Eugenie of France, Mahatma Gandhi).

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