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In the latest update, described in the introduction by Sir David Cannadine, we include the biographies of 226 people who died in 2015, and who left their mark on British national life, from Denis Healey to Jimmy Hill, and Cilla Black to Cynthia Payne
Dame Anne Warburton broke new ground in 1976 when she became Britain's first serving female ambassador; she later led an investigation into war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.