Professor Jackie Eales

Professor Jackie Eales

Founding Director of The Centre for Kent History and Heritage

Kent-Related Research Interests

Jackie is Professor Emeritus at CCCU, where she lectured in History for 27 years. She is a former President of the Historical Association (2011-2014) and her research specialisms include Canterbury and Kent during the English Civil Wars, Puritanism, and Tudor and Stuart Women.

She regularly talks about her research to local History Societies in Kent and covers topics such as Witchcraft in Kent, Iconoclasm in Canterbury Cathedral, and Women and the World of Work in Kent in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Jackie was elected as President of the British Association for Local History in 2024.

Recent or Forthcoming Publications

Jackie is currently working on a range of projects, including an Historical Atlas of Kent in partnership with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and The Historical Towns Trust, which will be published in 2025/6.

Her recent publications include: ‘From debate to emulation: wives and daughters in seventeenth-century clerical households’, Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture, 6.2 (2020) 25-45 and ‘“An Ancient Mother in our Israel”: Women and the Rise of English Puritanism Before the Civil Wars’, Revue française de civilisation britannique, 27.3 (2022) [s.p.]. Doi: 10.4000/rfcb.9992


  • Jackie's X account is @jeales1