Everyman’s Dictionary of Dates was first published in 1911 and has since passed through a dozen revisions. This seventh edition, however, contains extensive changes in content to meet the demands of a modern audience. A large number of new entries have been added; many existing entries have been shortened so that they are more manageable and easier to read; and, for this new paperback edition, all the entries have been carefully checked, and revised wherever necessary.
Two features of this new Dictionary make it unique. First, as before, there are frequent and extensive lists throughout the book, so that the dates of similar groups of people and places, e.g. rulers, prime ministers, cathedrals, countries of the world etc, can be checked at a glance. The second, entirely new feature is a Chronology of events from 30000 B.C. to the present day which allows the reader to relate the date of something in the main section to other events that happened in the same year in various spheres of activity.