About Alexandra
Alexandra Jackson lives in London but spends a lot of time with her family in the countryside in Wiltshire. Alexandra’s love of history dates back to her childhood curiosity about the past, and her fascination with stories and legends. “Why?” is probably her most frequently used word. After studying History at Oxford University, she began with a career in finance, first as a stock broker and then as a financial journalist, writing a daily investment column for The Times newspaper. After taking a break in her career to raise four children, Alexandra is now returning to her first love: history and heritage. She particularly enjoys making connections between past and present, using her experience and expertise to retell historic episodes in a fully accessible way. Alexandra is constantly reviewing the narratives she uses to interpret not only Britain's heritage including it's Colonial and Imperial past but also Britain today. She takes care correctly to contextualise the places and people she meets when touring. As an expert guide for Context Travel, Alexandra loves sharing her ideas and works hard to ensure that every client has a memorable experience when visiting the UK.
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