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Professor Martin Daunton

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Professor Martin Daunton

Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge


Professor Martin Daunton is currently professor of economic history at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Master of Trinity Hall. He is President of the Royal Historical Society. Prior to his move to Cambridge in 1997, he was Astor Professor of British History at University College London, and from 1973 to 1979 a lecturer in economic history at the University of Durham. His undergraduate education was at the University of Nottingham, and his PhD from the University of Kent. His most recent work has been on the politics of taxation in Britain since 1799, and a general economic history of Britain 1851-1951.

He is a trustee of the National Maritime Museum.