Series: Very Interesting People

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

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Short biographies originally published in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).

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