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Dr Hillary Taylor

Lecturer in Early Modern British Social and Economic History (Fixed Term)

Dr Hillary Taylor is a Fellow of Jesus College. She has broad interests in the social, economic, and legal history of Britain, c. 1500-1750. She is currently working on a book about social relations and the class politics of language.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Brown University.
  • MA, Yale University.
  • PhD, Yale University.

Publications, links and resources

  • The Price of the Poor’s Words: Social Relations and the Economics of Deposing for One’s “Betters” in Early Modern England, Economic History Review (2018), pp. 1-20.
  • "Branded on the Tongue”: Rethinking Plebeian Inarticulacy in Early Modern England, Radical History Review (2015), pp. 91-105.

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