PhD Candidate | late-17th and 18th century British monarchy

Rachel Monsey is a Ph.D. candidate and entered the Department of History in 2019. She studies seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain with a focus on intellectual history, history of emotions, and the monarchy under the guidance of Dr. Arianne Chernock. Her dissertation project focuses on the experience and expression of grief in public and private responses to royal death events from the 1640s through the 1820s. Rachel is primarily interested in how changes to emotional norms relate to the monarchy’s place within the British political imagination.