James Evans is a historian and television producer. He took a First in history at Oriel College, Oxford University, and went on to do doctoral studies there, where he wrote a D.Phil on the national question in the new state of Yugoslavia after World War I. His doctoral thesis was published as a book by I.B.Tauris in 2005. Since then he has worked producing historical documentaries on television as well as helping to write the accompanying books. Merchant Adventurers, a story he came across during a television project, is his first book for a wider market, published in the US as Tudor Adventurers.
His second book, Emigrants, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in July 2017.
James lives in London with his wife and three young children.