Dear Mr. Taylor. The research you did with your book on Lady Jane Grey is phenomenal. The 1594 letter to Queen Mary almost broke my heart to think a 15 year old girl wrote that with her impending death so near. There are so many books about her out there, how wonderful that someone discovered new information. You are a credit to true research scholars. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Winston McGreevy, London.
Dear James: I have studied English Tudor history for several decades. I began reading your book of Lady Jane with a certain amount of reservation: ‘Oh here, another book of republished material’. Well, I was surprised to read the 1594 letter. How had historians missed that one? Impressive work. Thank you. Mary Binnion, Wales.
Mr. Taylor. I recently reviewed your 2004 book on Lady Jane Grey with a certain amount of trepidation expecting regurgitated material that so many have published over the recent decades. Including a book on Lady Jane with a portrait of Mary on the cover. Well, I must say, I was surprised that an American author produced such a wonder edition. You are to be commended on your diligent research and attention to detail. The 1594 letter moved my heart. Kudos to your hard work. Thomas Green, Kent, England.
Dear Mr. Taylor. Your works have reinstated my opinions on research scholars. You do not regurgitate information. Your bibliographies are a wonderful testament to your ‘old school’ research skills. Armchair researchers could learn from your adherence to the proper acquisition of information. The internet is full of improperly researched material. How wonderful to see someone that takes pride in presenting correct, undiluted material. Please, do keep up the great work. Henrietta Rose Schiller, Phd.
James. You are truly ‘old school’ in the techniques you use. You are a minority in the wasteland of armchair researchers flooding the internet with garbage. Why don’t you blog? People can learn from the skills you have. You should share. Zhung, Chenguang. San Francisco CA.
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Mr. Taylor is a well-published independent research scholar specializing in the English Tudor era with numerous monographs reflecting that area of research. Furthermore, he has brought to light several individuals who provided the foundation for the famous and very popular cartoon character Betty Boop in addition to sharing for the first time the complete trial of Helen Kane. Mr. Taylor has had the privilege and honor of interacting with numerous popular actors such as Chevy Chase, Bob Newhart, Elliot Gould and Woody Allen in addition to members of English nobility and members of parliament.
Mr. Taylor's literary contributions have been spotlighted in various publications such and the Detroit Free Press, Livingston County Press, television interviews by WJRT, WANE and talk radio and numerous blog interviews. Furthermore, Mr. Taylor is an award winning sonnet composer.
Honorably discharged veteran of United States Navy. Served on the U.S.S. Wichita AOR-1, "B" Division-1977-1983.
Served with Howell City Fire Department.
Student of ancient European, Egyptian and Chinese antiquities. Pictured is a 1st century limestone ossuary from Eastern Mediterranean.
Random Access Music studios has been producing music since 1988.
Mr. Taylor was fortunate to have studied at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Dr. Mason. This included a performance at Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Taylor is a cross-country runner. Appreciation of antique aircraft and flying single engine aircraft. Passionate about researching material for publication.
Additional performances on the Fisk organ at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
“Taylor succeeds in furnishing insights into the remarkable mind of this young, 16th-century Protestant noblewoman” & “serious students of English history will relish the new material offered here.” Publishers Weekly, Jan 2005. The Documents of Lady Jane Grey, Nine Days Queen of England, 1553.
“Mr. Taylor is an independent scholar who has not compromised traditional research values to provide his readers with thorough factual historical accounts instead of embellishing a few well-known facts as some modern authors do”. Detroit Free Press. 2008.
“James is a truly talented and gifted musician, author and poet. He is a respected independent scholar and his literary works have been openly accepted in academia and classrooms. It is refreshing to find an author who maintains traditional research values in this era of ‘armchair researchers.” Dr. Charlene Berry. Madonna University Library.
"James Taylor is a Renaissance man, delving into music, history, and writing in his decades long career. As a military veteran, composer, amateur astronomer, and historian, he brings a depth and breadth to his work that is priceless. His penchant for finding a good story in history and talent in finding true sources combine to create intelligent, engaging biographies that reveal his favorite aphorism: truth really is stranger than fiction." The Letterworks: Author Spotlight-2018