Edward Paul Taylor
College: College of Humanities
I was born and grew up in Oxford and, after spending several years after my A levels doing very little, applied to Newcastle University to study history in 2006. During my second year I rediscovered an interest in early modern history and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in the summer of 2009. I spent part of the following academic year working at Newcastle as a Research Assistant under Dr Luc Racaut. I started an MPhil in Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge in autumn 2010 and applied to Exeter whilst working on my dissertation. I was lucky enough to be awarded a 1+3 ESRC Studentship and began an MRes in Economic and Social History here after graduating from Cambridge with a high Pass. I completed my second master in August (for which I was awarded a Distinction) and moved onto the PhD in October.