Edward James

About me

Edward is a Review Editor for Historical Novels Review. He lives in Cheltenham where he retired after a varied career, including being an official of the EU Commission in Brussels and advising several governments on the reform of their social welfare systems. He has published 3 non-fiction books and so far one historical novel, ‘Freedom’s Pilgrim’ published on Amazon Kindle(see my blog)

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It’s here!  Freedom’s Pilgrim is out on Amazon Kindle at £2.99 .  And here is the blurb. There really was a 13 year old boy named Miles Philips who went away to sea in 1568 to join John Hawkins third slave trading voyage from Africa to the West Indies.  The English…


It was in the border at the edge of the lawn, just an inch below the surface, easy to turn up with my trowel.  At first it looked like a 20p piece, but it was clearly made of lead.  I rubbed it between my fingers and there was the classic…

Ships and Secrets

I don’t intend this to be a museums blog but I’ve been to two more spectacular museums recently and although they are both well known in the UK I get a lot of views on this blog from elsewhere, particularly the USA, so you may like to note them. The…

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