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Dr Taylor specialises in the study of elite culture in high medieval England, Scandinavia and Iceland using comparative approaches. She has worked on a diverse range of topics, including kingship, treason, elite behavioural ideals and norms, the use of violence, civil war, and clerical armsbearing. Dr Taylor completed a PhD at University College London entitled ‘Moderation and Restraint in the North: Ideals of Elite Conduct in High Medieval England, Norway and Denmark.’ From May 2017 until May 2019, she was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo working on the topic of civil wars. Before joining the University of the Highlands and Islands, she was a Lecturer in Medieval History at Aberystwyth University.