Ian Mortimer is a British historian and historical fiction author. He holds a PhD from the University of Exeter and a master's degree from the University of London, and is currently a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling book A Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan London, as well as detailed biographies of Roger Mortimer, First Earl of March, Edward III, Henry IV, and Henry V. He is well known for developing and promoting the theory that Edward II did not meet his end in Berkeley Castle in 1327, as is held by conventional theory. His historical fiction novel, the first book in the Clarenceux Trilogy, was published under the alias of James Forrester.
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