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Dr. Hillary Taylor

Dr.  Hillary Taylor

Research Fellow, Jesus College


I received my PhD from Yale in 2016. 

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the social, economic and political history of England, 1500-1750; social relations, especially deference and paternalism; the social history of ideas; popular politics and protest. 

I am currently working on a book about social relations and the class politics of language in early modern England. I am also doing research for two other projects. The first is about market toll litigation in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England; the second is about the Communist Party of Great Britian Historians Group. 


Paper 9, British Social and Economic History, 1500-1750 


  • Economic, Social History
  • British social history c.1600-1850

Key Publications

'"Branded on the Tongue": Rethinking Plebeian Inarticulacy in Early Modern England,' Radical History Review 121 (2015)