Lauren Butler


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BA in History (with a Year Abroad), University of Leicester, 2014 MA in Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2015


Prof Jane Hodson,  Dr Julia Moses

Research interests

Social History, Historical Pragmatics, Economic History



I am an AHRC-funded CDA student researching the household and estate community at Chatsworth in the nineteenth century, between 1811 and 1908. Using letters, diaries, witness statements and other documents in the Devonshire Collection archive, my thesis explores the extent to which Chatsworth was a ‘curated’ community. It considers how social expectation conformed and conflicted with reality in the daily lives of servants, workers and tenants.

  • HST119: The Transformation of Britain, 1800 to the present