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Love lives, from the Oxford DNB

The Kiss

Dictionary editors have feelings too. So let the Oxford DNB sweep you off your feet with some historical exemplars of romance.

After all it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without:


Sweet nothings: let us whisper in your ear the stories of Dame Barbara, Mills and Boon, and even Mr Mars—three of 200 episodes in the ODNB’s free biography podcast.



Did you know? Barbara Cartland insisted that details of all 723 of her published books were included in Who’s Who. Here they are.



Oxford DNB: who would you like to meet?

Horatio Nelson Nyree Dawn Porter Constantine I Anne Boleyn Winston Churchill Eileen Agar

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