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Elisabeth Grass

Elisabeth is a DPhil student in the History Faculty. Through the prism of the country estate, her research focuses on the socio-cultural activities of West Indian slaveholders in Britain in the eighteenth century.  It offers perspectives on wealth derived from enslaved labour and its legacy in our built environment. A rare book specialist by profession, she is particularly interested in the colonial dimensions of collecting, and in the country house library as a repository of imperial knowledge.