Gale Biography in Context describes the lives of the world’s important and intriguing figures from history, around the world, and across all subject areas. For example did you know that:
- Winston Churchill was such a poor student that his father feared he was intellectually challenged;
- Anne Boleyn had her head cut off with a sword rather than an axe as a gesture of ‘mercy’ from her then husband Henry VIII;
- J K Rowling ‘s book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by seven publishers;
- Whina Cooper is thought to have been the first woman elected president of a rugby union branch in 1947;
- Barack Obama’s first name means ‘blessing’ in his father’s native Swahili;
- Lady Ga Ga’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Her stage name is from the Queen song Radio Ga-Ga.
Biography in Context gives users the ability to search on names, occupations, nationalities, birthplaces and death places.