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Esther Counsell

Esther Counsell
Trinity College
Cambridge CB2 1TQ


I am an External Research Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. I completed the MPhil in Early Modern History between 2015-16, with distinction. My MPhil thesis was entitled 'Civil Supremacy in Magisterial Protestant Discourse, c. 1625-1642'. My PhD dissertation, due for completion in the 2019-2020 academic year, is entitled 'Reformed Magisterialism and English Politics, 1566--1642'. 

I completed my undergraduate Arts degree (with Honours in History, First Class) at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Research Interests

Early modern British political thought; Reformed ecclesiology; history of Parliament; civil and common law; early modern civil religion.

Research Supervision

Prof. Mark Goldie

Other Professional Activities

Convenor of the Early Modern History Workshop, 2017-18.


  • Early Modern History