Series: Very Interesting People, chronological

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Henry VIII (Very Interesting People) by Eric IvesOUP 1
Elizabeth I (Very Interesting People) by Patrick CollinsonOUP 2
William Shakespeare (Very Interesting People) by Peter HollandOUP 3
Oliver Cromwell by John MorrillOUP 4
John Milton (Very Interesting People) by Gordon CampbellOUP 5
Christopher Wren by Kerry DownesOUP 6
Isaac Newton (Very Interesting People) by Richard S. WestfallOUP 7
William and Mary (Very Interesting People) by Tony ClaydonOUP 8
Thomas Paine (Very Interesting People) by Mark PhilpOUP 9
George III (Very Interesting People) by John CannonOUP 10
Jane Austen (Very Interesting People) by Marilyn ButlerOUP 11
J. M. W. Turner (Very Interesting People) by Luke HerrmannOUP 12
Benjamin Disraeli (Very Interesting People) by Jonathan ParryOUP 13
Charles Darwin by Adrian DesmondOUP 14
Charles Dickens (Very Interesting People) by Michael SlaterOUP 15
Queen Victoria (Very Interesting People) by K. D. ReynoldsOUP 16
George Eliot by Rosemary AshtonOUP 17
John Ruskin (Very Interesting People) by Robert HewisonOUP 18
Winston Churchill (Very Interesting People) by Paul AddisonOUP 19
James Joyce (Very Interesting People Series) by Bruce StewartOUP 20

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