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.
Dear Mr. Taylor.
I do not often write to authors, but you intrigue me with the work you accomplished on Lady Jane Grey. She is a well written about subject. But, everyone has just republished the same old material over and over. A couple creative authors tried to weave her story into a different type of story. I found one were the picture on the cover was not even her. What a shame.
You had discovered a rare letter that no other researcher had. Congratulations on a job well done.
The reason for this letter is rather two-fold. I do not see this information in blogs or Wikipedia. I understand why you feel the way you do about those sites. But, your hard work stands above all others; you should shine and be proud of your accomplishment. I certainly would include your material in my classroom while I taught European history. But, I am retired and only seek to stimulate my thoughts with well written material, of which there seems to be a shortage of now-a-days.
Why do you not include that information on these sites and blog?
Dr. Rachel Dockingston.
Thank you for your kind words. I tried to include information I discovered in my biographies several times on Wikipedia. I had a long discussion with an individual who insisted my dates about a subject were incorrect. I sent him a picture of the grave stone. He said those were incorrect and would never reveal his sources. Every time I would update, he would delete it. I discussed the issue with Wikipedia. The individual was told to stop. But, he continued.
I do not have the time to deal with people like that. He had never written a book, more less conducted research. Many people believe what they want to, regardless of being correct or not. There is a plethora of misinformation on the internet and people are growing to accept that.
That is a darn shame. I write well researched material for future generations to use. Not regurgitated inaccurate material that too many people believe is correct because it is on the internet.
Blogging is the same. People read my material and send me many letters praising my work. That is reward enough.
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