Dr Christine Jackson has a special interest in the society, economy and political structure of Berkshire towns in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and is particularly interested in the life, times and reputation of Lord Herbert of Cherbury.
Lord Herbert (c.1582-1648) was a complex, highly accomplished and much travelled Anglo-Welsh nobleman who combined a courtly life-style and commitment to public service with scholarship and swordsmanship. The early stages of Christine Jackson's study of Lord Herbert focussedupon his historical and autobiographical writings.
'It is impossible to draw his picture well who hath several countenances.' Lord Herbert of Cherbury and The Life and Raigne of King Henry the Eighth appeared in Tom Betteridge and Tom Freeman, eds., Henry VIII in History. (Ashgate 2011).