Dr Alice Taylor's first book, The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124-1290, has been shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's 2017 Whitfield Prize.
The prize offers an annual award of £1,000 for a work on British or Irish history that is the author’s first sole book publication.
The Shape of the State..., published in 2016, is the first full-length study of Scottish royal government in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to have been written.
Dr Taylor, a Lecturer in Medieval British History at King's College London, has published widely on many aspects of medieval Scottish history in journals such as Historical Research, The Scottish Historical Review, and The Haskins Society Journal, and has received prizes for her work from the Institute of Historical Research and the Scottish History Society. For a full list of publications see Dr Taylor's research profile.