Record of individuals who have shaped British history and culture from the Romans to the 21st century. Offers concise, up-to-date biographies; written by specialists. Coverage is updated in three times annually. Includes biographies of 59,453 men and women who died in or before the year 2011, plus 513 ‘Theme’ articles for additional reference and research.
"The first four volumes cover explorers, monarchs, heads of state, diplomats, political and military leaders, and social reformers. The second four volumes cover scientists, philosophers, political theorists, theologians, popes, artists, writers, and musicians."