Fiona Clapperton


Thesis Title: From Servants to Staff, The Making of a Modern Estate: Employment & Service at Chatsworth in the 20th Century
Funded by: AHRC Collaborative Studentship
Start Year: 2015




Primary: Dr Jane Hodson (English) | Dr Esme Cleall


Research Topic

An examination into the turbulent events of the first half of the twentieth-century, and the impact that this had on the Chatsworth Estate and those who worked there. With particular focus on the two world wars, economic challenges, technological advances, and shifts in political power and social hierarchies.


Academic Background

  • MPhil Modern European History, Clare College University of Cambridge, 2014 
  • B.A. (Hons.) History, University of East Anglia, 2013


Professional affiliations

  • The Chatsworth Estate