odnbThe Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) contains the stories of men and women who have shaped Britain's past over the past 2,400 years. From alchemists and footballers to traitors and royal mistresses, Oxford DNB is full of biographies and portraits of the famous and infamous.

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Did You Know?
The creator of the famous custard powder, Alfred Bird, once tricycled from Lands End to John O'Groats.

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