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Clare Jackson


Dr Clare Jackson is Senior Tutor and Walter Grant Scott Fellow in

History at Trinity Hall, one of Cambridge University's oldest Colleges.

She specializes in studying the rich and complex history of

seventeenth-century Britain and is particularly interested in the

seventeenth-century origins of today's United Kingdom and the challenges

that successive Stuart monarchs faced in ruling the three independent

kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland.


On television, Clare has presented 'The Stuarts' series and its sequel,

'The Stuarts in Exile' for BBC2 and is also a regular contributor to

R4's discussion programme 'In Our Time'. She is the author of

Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688 (Allen Lane, 2021), Charles

II: The Star King (2016) in the 'Penguin Monarchs' series, another book,

Restoration Scotland 1660-1690, and many other noted history articles

and essays.

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