James Evans is an author, historian and television producer specialising in history documentaries. After achieving a first in History at Oxford, James went on to pursue his PhD, focusing on perceptions of the nationality question in the new state of Yugoslavia after WWI. His doctoral thesis was published by I.B.Tauris in 2005. James has subsequently carved a successful career in television, working with the likes of David Starkey, Niall Ferguson, Michael Wood and David Reynolds, with broadcast credits including Battle Castles, Western Civilisation, The Story of England and Long Shadow.
James is the author of 'Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery That Transformed Tudor England' and the critically acclaimed 'Emigrants: Why The English Sailed To The New World', which explores the stories of the ordinary English men and women who risked crossing the Atlantic in the 17th century to find a better life. 'Emigrants' will be published in the USA in spring/summer '18.