Ashley Jackson (historian)

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Ashley Jackson
Born (1971-06-24) June 24, 1971 (age 43)
Occupation Historian
(King's College London)
Language English
Nationality British

Ashley Jackson is a professor of imperial and military history in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London and a visiting fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Jackson has a regional interest in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean regions.

Jackson gained his master's degree at New College, Oxford in 1993 and his doctorate in 1996. He was a research fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford and a lecturer in imperial and Commonwealth history at Oxford Brookes University; in 2004 he joined King's College's Defence Studies Department.


Jackson has published several books, including:

Botswana, 1939-1945 : An African Country at War (1999)
War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean (2001)
The British Empire and the Second World War (2006)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen: A Grand Tour of the British Empire at its Height (2009)
Distant Drums : The Role of Colonies in British Imperial Warfare (February 2010)
Churchill (2011)
Illustrating Empire: A Visual History of British Imperialism (with David Tomkins)
The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction (2013)
Buildings of Empire (2013)

External links[edit]

  • Personal website [1]
  • "Jackson, Professor Ashley," King's College London [2]