Eleanor Bailey

Department of History

Research student

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3-5pm Thursdays, History Breakout Room

Thesis title: Multiple Loyalties: Contesting singular models of Identity and Power through the Anglo-
French dual monarchy.




Thesis abstract:

My project is questioning the narrative of singular identity and singular loyalty in histories of state formation and national consciousness, using the dual monarchy of England and France in the fifteenth century as a focal point. By exploring these models of exclusivity and the boundaries of people, places, and principles, we may revaluate the praxis of ‘doing loyalty’ as pluralistic, and this study will provide a fresh outlook on the structures of power, agency, and participation in kingship and commonwealth.

  • PhD History, University of Sheffield, 2021 - present
  • MA Medieval History, University of Sheffield, 2021
  • BA History, University of Sheffield, 2019
  • PhD scholarship: AHRC White Rose College of Arts and Humanities
  • BA: Crewe History Dissertation Prize 
  • BA: David Luscombe Prize in Medieval History
  • BA: George Richard Potter Prize in History
Teaching activities

 Teaching Assistant 2022-23 academic year: 

  • HST112 Paths from Antiquity to Modernity

Teaching Assistant 2021-22 academic year: 

  • HST112 Paths from Antiquity to Modernity