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Alice O'Driscoll

Alice O'Driscoll

PhD Candidate, History Faculty

Jesus College
Cambridge CB5 8BL


I completed both my BA in History (2015) and MA in Historical Research (2016) at the University of Sheffield before moving to Jesus College to undertake doctoral research.

Research Interests

My thesis, supervised by Dr Clare Jackson at Trinity Hall, investigates women besieged during the British Civil Wars 1638-1660. It draws upon contemporary writings by and about these women in correspondence, depositions, newsbooks, and court-martial records, with the aim of identifying tasks performed and violence encountered by women engaged in these conflicts. I am particularly interested in the languages used to account for women's participation in military and political activities during this extraordinary period of history.


I supervise Paper 9 (British Economic and Social History, c. 1500-1750)


  • British social history c.1600-1850
  • Early Modern History