I graduated in 2017 with a BA in History from Balliol College, Oxford. Subsequently, I spent a year as an exchange student at the Stiftung Maximilianeum in Munich, during which time I studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU Munich). In 2019 I completed my MPhil at St John’s College, Cambridge, with funding from the Newton College Masters Award. My MPhil Thesis, supervised by Prof Nora Berend, analysed the reception of the 1241 Mongol invasion of Hungary in Austrian charters and annals, with particular reference to the significance of border warfare and dynastic relations between the Duchy of Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary in mediating the immediate reaction to and subsequent legacy of this event. My doctoral research will continue on the theme of Central European connections, and will centre on the migration and settlement of Germans in the Kingdom of Hungary, particularly in Transylvania.