Historian and writer James Heartfield has been publishing on the history of the British Empire since writing The Aborigines’ Protection Society (2011). A long-standing campaigner for social justice he is author of An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War (2013), The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (2016) Who’s Afraid of the Easter Rising? (with Kevin Rooney, 2016). His most recent book is Britain’s Empires, 1600-2020 (2023).