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date: 26 September 2022

Taylor, Prof. Miles free

Taylor, Prof. Miles free


Born Farnham Common, Bucks 19 Sept. 1961; s of late Geoffrey Peter Taylor and of Dorothy Pearl Taylor (née Weaver, later Irish); m 2012, Dr Shalini Sharma; one s; one s two d by a previous marriage

Professor of British History and Society, Humboldt University, Berlin, since 2021


Tapton Sch., Sheffield; Queen Mary Coll., Univ. of London (BA 1st Cl. Hist. and Politics 1983); Harvard Univ. (Kennedy Scholar); St John’s Coll., Cambridge (PhD 1989)


FRHistS 1997; FRAS 2020. Eugenie Strong Res. Fellow in Hist., Girton Coll., Cambridge, 1988–91; Fellow and Dir of Studies in Hist., Christ’s Coll., Cambridge, 1991–95; Lectr in Mod. Hist., KCL, 1995–2001; Prof. of Mod. British Hist., Univ. of Southampton, 2001–04; Prof. of Modern Hist., Univ. of York, 2004–21; Prof. of Hist. and Dir, Inst. of Historical Res., Univ. of London, 2008–14; Leverhulme Major Res. Fellow, 2014–16


(ed) The European Diaries of Richard Cobden, 1846–1849, 1994; The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860, 1995; (ed jtly) Party, State and Society: electoral behaviour in Britain since 1820, 1997; (ed) Bagehot’s The English Constitution, 2001; Ernest Jones, Chartism and the Romance of Politics, 1819–69, 2003; (ed jtly) The Victorians since 1901: histories, representations and revisions, 2004; (ed jtly) Palmerston Studies, 2 vols, 2007; (ed) Southampton: gateway to the British Empire, 2007; (ed) The Victorian Empire and Britain’s Maritime World, 1837–1901: the sea and global history, 2013; (ed) The Age of Asa: Lord Briggs, history and public life in Britain since 1945, 2015; Empress: Queen Victoria and India, 2018; (ed jtly) Utopian Universities: a global history of the new campuses of the 1960s, 2020; articles in Past and Present, Histl Jl, Hist. Workshop Jl, Jl of Imperial and Commonwealth Hist., Social Hist., etc.


tennis, long-distance running, crosswords


Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University, Mohrenstraße 60, 10117 Berlin