Emily Rhodes

PhD Candidate in Early Modern British History
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I am a PhD candidate in Early Modern British History. My work examines petitions submitted by British women to the crown and courts from 1660 to c.1714. Through these petitions, I study the social, cultural, political and legal lives of early modern women and how they perceived their relationship to authority figures. My work is supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Foyster.


I completed my BA in History and French with a concentration in European Studies at Grinnell College (Iowa, USA) in 2019 and my MPhil in Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge in 2020. My MPhil dissertation was entitled 'Female Petitioning to Monarchs and the Criminal Process in England, 1660-1702'.

Early modern political, social, legal and gender history; petitions; mercy; histories of crime and prisons; law reform; language and rhetoric; familial relationships; interactions between the monarch and the people; female monarchical image.

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Christ's CollegeĀ 

St. Andrew's Street

Cambridge

CB2 3BU

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elr41@cam.ac.uk
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