Last Updated on October 29, 2019 by Kingston Society

Kingston upon Thames in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

The Oxford DNB is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. Its 60,000 lives include over 200 notable historic figures connected with Kingston upon Thames and its local area. Their life events in Kingston range widely. Some were born here and went away; others went to school or college here; some were drawn here as residents or by their employment; others were laid to rest here. A select few, of course, were crowned here.

This talk will focus on people in the Dictionary active in the period after 1800 who had Kingston connections, and will examine what perspectives their lives bring to the history of modern Kingston. Examples will also be drawn from Surbiton, New Malden, Tolworth, and the other neighbourhoods which constitute the royal borough.

The Oxford DNB (www.oxforddnb.com) is freely accessible to public library members, either in public libraries or by remote access.
Mark Curthoys is a research editor on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The Oxford DNB is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. Its 60,000 lives include over 200 notable historic figures connected with Kingston upon Thames and its local area. Their life events in Kingston range widely. Some were born here and went away; others went to school or college here; some were drawn here as residents or by their employment; others were laid to rest here. A select few, of course, were crowned here.

This talk will focus on people in the Dictionary active in the period after 1800 who had Kingston connections, and will examine what perspectives their lives bring to the history of modern Kingston. Examples will also be drawn from Surbiton, New Malden, Tolworth, and the other neighbourhoods which constitute the royal borough.

The Oxford DNB (www.oxforddnb.com) is freely accessible to public library members, either in public libraries or by remote access.
Mark Curthoys is a research editor on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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