Julie is a mature student who gave up a career in automotive engineering to follow her dream of becoming an historian.
She studied Humanities with Literature at The Open University. Her area of study is 17th and 18th century Quakers in Essex and America, but she is interested in many aspects of the early modern period including the local history of Maldon in Essex. She currently explores this interest through her work as a team trainer and guide at the Moot Hall, a 15th century tower house built by the Darcy family. She plans to start her History PhD in autumn 2020, where she will study the life of John Farmer and his family more fully, particularly his life in America in the years 1715-1724.
Interests: Local History such as Maldon, Early Modern Period, Quakers