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Dr. Hillary Taylor

Dr.  Hillary Taylor

Unestablished University Lecturer in Early Modern British Social and Economic History


I received my PhD from Yale in 2016 and recently finished a Research Fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the social, economic and legal history of England, 1500-1750

I am currently working on a book about social relations and the class politics of language in early modern England. 


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


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

Key Publications

'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)

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