A writer, ghost writer and historian, James Evans was awarded a First in history at Oxford University and did a doctorate there, his thesis being published. For many years he was a producer of historical documentaries, working with well-known presenters like Niall Ferguson, Dan Snow, David Starkey, Michael Wood and David Reynolds. He has written two history books for a ‘popular’ market, published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson as Merchant Adventurers and Emigrants, which have been translated and published abroad. He has also ghost-written and edited numerous books about history, politics, the future, business history and people’s life stories. He lives in London with his wife, three children and a spaniel who gets cross about delivery drivers.