Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. The online edition is updated annually.
Who's Who and Who Was Who
Who's Who and Who Was Who is the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in all walks of life, in the UK and worldwide, published annually by A & C Black since 1849. Also includes Who Was Who, an archive of over 100,000 entries from Who's Who dating back to 1898.