Mr. Taylor. With both of us working from home now, we have more time to read. We both finished your Betty Boop series. Wonderful. I must say, well researched. Mae Questel and Helen Kane were wonderful people. Great job. Thomas and Dolores, Butte Montana.
Dear James. Home schooling has made us use online sources more now. Your entire Tudor series helped both of our middle school children with their reports. They wanted to use Wikipedia, but I made them research further to discover how inaccurate Wikipedia is. Thank you from all of us. Henry Sinclair, Dallas.
Our 12-year-old daughter is receiving home school for now. Her assignment was a report on a Tudor figure. She chose Lady Jane Grey. Her teacher did not know about the 1594 letter you discovered. Because of the additional research my daughter did to find your resource, she received an ‘A’. Glad to know there are a few quality scholars left in this ‘misinformation age.’
Mr. Taylor. I am completing my senior year at university and chose a Tudor figure to write about. Lady Jane Grey intrigued me. I reviewed all that was available until I read your book. You discovered something no one else had. That proves to me that you went that extra mile to ensure as much could be told about her over others lack of research time. Thank you. Sandra, Mississippi.
James. I have 15 biographies to my credit over 25 years, 3 of which are from English Renaissance period. I found your 1594 letter from Lady Jane Grey refreshing in what is often a very over written and stuffy subject. Wonderful to see a rare person who still does research from libraries and not armchairs. Thank you, great job.
Working from home now allows me more time to read. I recently read your book about Lady Jane Grey with a certain amount of trepidation. ‘Oh, another book rearranging some facts and publishing it.’ Well, I was very surprised to see the 1594 letter from Jane to Queen Mary. No one else that has written about her discovered that. I reviewed your citation source. Very nice Mr. Taylor. Glad to see someone adhering to old school research. Dr. Denny Schmitt.
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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