Definitive, concise, and very interesting...
From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time.
Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
About the Author
Marilyn Butler was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, and King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge